HISTORIA DE JUCHITLAN
Juchitlan was conquered by the Spanish in 1524, in that year the Marquis of the Valley (Don Hernando Cortes) sent his nephew, the Captain D. Francisco Cortes De San Buenaventura to “Colima and Chimalhuacan”. They left the Villa of Colima with 100 selected Spaniards and the missionaries Fr. Juan de Pandilla and Fr. Miguel de Bolonia. The itinerary that Francisco Cortes De San Buenaventura probably took was Autlan-Juchilan-Tenamaxtlan-Tecolotlan and then Ameca.
Don Jesus Amaya in the appendix of his work, “Ameca Protofundacion Mexicana”, under the title “Bioteca de Occidente”, in reference to Juchitlan states: “with the original name being Asuchitlan it was one of the 16 estancias of Tenamaxtlan, the province which in 1525 Francisco Cortes gave as an encomienda to Pedro Gomez and Martin Monje. In 1579 it was a subject of Ixtlahuacan, according to the Report on Tenamaxtlan written by Martin Monje de Leon.”
On February 10th of 1541 there as a reunion of the representatives of the surrounding pueblos that belonged to this province at the town of Tenamaxtlan to come to an agreement as to what the amount of tribute the indigenous people would have to pay the king. Juchitlan was responsible for: “Five loads of maize that must be planted, five sheets of enequen (a cloth-producing fiber of the maguey plant), produce a field planed with cotton, four chickens and five jicaras (bowls).
LOCALIDADES DE JUCHITLAN
JUCHITLAN CUENTA CON 57 LOCALIDADES : , Aguacaliente, Aguacate de Arriba (El Aguacate), Agua Escondida, Camichines, La Candelaria, Cofradía de Abajo (la Cofradía), El Colomo, Chimingalo (Camingalo), Los Corrales (Villa De), Los Encinos, Los Guajes (San José de los Guajes), El Huisache, Las Juntas, La Laja, La Lima, El Limón, Mezcalera, El Molino de Fletes, Los Ojos de Agua, La Palma, Las Pilas, La Placeta, El Pozol, Ranchito de Arriba, Rancho Viejo, Santa María, Santa Rosa, La Tinaja, Mesa San Juachin, El Llano de los Pérez, El Platanar, El Llanito, El Cercón, El Pandito (El Molino), Tamazula, Las Garzas, Barranca de Arriba (La Barranca de los Vázquez), El Guayabo, Las Marías, El Real, Piedras Amarillas, El Aguacate, El Bosque, El Cerrito, La Higuera, El Corcovado, El Aguaje, La Sauceda, Los Ranchitos (El Ranchito de Cobian), La Torivia, La Estancia, Aguacate de Abajo, El Amanchonado, El Camposanto, Cofradía de Arriba, El Zapote.
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