¡Bienvenidos a Mi Cerritos, San Luis Potosi, México!

Today’s post is a very special one for me!  My writing often takes me back to a different time and place – one where life was always a little calmer, a little more independent, a lot simpler, and just the right dose of cultura and orgullo.  That place, for me, has always been very clearly defined.  It is the place where my parents grew up, where their parents grew up, where our deceased relatives are lying in their final resting spots (in the cerro of El Saúz), and where every summer as kids we spent magical days and nights learning who we were and the importance of where we came from.  That place is Cerritos, San Luis Potosi, México!

So yesterday, when I was surfing the net and happened to come across this collection of pictures of Cerritos, of all places on Facebook, my heart literally skipped a beat.  I was excited to have found such a great batch of images that so accurately bring to life the memories in my heart and mind of ‘Mi México’.  Even more excited that I could finally draft this post and say ¡Bienvenidos a Mi Cerritos, San Luis Potosi, México! 

I hope you love it as much as I do.

Open Fields in Cerritos - Las Milpas
Pemex Gasolinera - if this isn't the only gas station in town, it is one of only two or three. We definitely don't have any gas stations in the cerros.
This aerial view is new to me also. I had never seen an image like this of Cerritos, but I can tell you I'm already infatuated! I wonder if there are any chopper services in the pueblo these days. It might be a good business... hmmm.
I can't even remember how many times we've walked this street over the years. It's right there next to everything and full of such great food vendors all of the time. As you can tell, the streets in Cerritos are pretty narrow. You might spend a lot of times folding your side view mirrors in and out as you drive through Cerritos.
La Rinconada: this is a church at the top of one of the cerros near Cerritos. The story is that La Virgen de La Rinconada's likeness appeared one day at the top of this hill and then the community built a church in her honor. Every time we've gone to visit her at La Rinconada it has been for very specific reasons, para hacerle nuestras plegarias.
La Virgen en La Rinconada
This is such a great picture. It really captures the feeling of Cerritos at night. Some of our relatives live near this intersection so it really makes me feel very close to my Cerritos.
La Iglesia de San Juan Bautista - named after the real San Juan Bautista, but I've always enjoyed knowing the church and I share the same name. I'm a San Juan Martin though.
Cactus en el cerro. Man, I miss seeing these things!
And finally, a blast from the past of Cerritos. I believe this picture was taken sometime in the 1970s, though I'm not entirely sure. Other than the cars, it really doesn't look that much different from the Cerritos of today.

47 thoughts on “¡Bienvenidos a Mi Cerritos, San Luis Potosi, México!”

      1. can u give me the name of someone who lives in cerritos, slp that can do some geneaology research for me. I will gladly pay a fair price for all research, time, and copying that is done. my grandparents and my great grandparents once lived in cerritos. Also they should have some records of births, marriages and deaths in the main church.

  1. can you tell me what u need to transfer property ejidatario or who i need to talk to thanks i love cerritos i go there everytime i can

  2. Hola, gracias por los comentarios yo tambien soy de cerritos y me siento contento
    que tanta jente lo recuerde con carino
    al igual que yo, soy de la colonia
    Santa Cruz,gracias por compartir estas fotos.

  3. I love Cerritos. My grand parents and there parents are all barried there. I to went there a lot growing up. It’s been about 6 years since I’ve been there. It’s so sad hearing about all the crime that is going on in Mexico. I miss going there. It is one of my favorite places in the world and I have been to many different places, it still feels like that great place full my family history, it’s part of who I am. When I’m there I feel so calm and relaxed. Thank you for sharing.

  4. gracias por compartir esas ermosas fotos de mi cerritos yo soy nacido en ceritos pero a los trece anos me vine para california pero aun tengo mis raices por alla y uno que otro familiar

  5. Se Acuerdan de El Grupo “Amor Latino” de Cerritos “San Luis Potosi” (Cumbia Romantica Amor Latino)
    pues aqui estan todas las rollas disfruten Todos

    1. Alot of your last names are very familiar. I’m from the Alvarez/Alejos family. I always loved going to Cerritos and getting to know my cousins and family members. They always treat us so well and we always feel welcome. My brother played with Amor Latino and my dad’s family were the musicians in Manzanillas. Great memories!!!

  6. Mi mami era de colonia Agricola San Jose ,este pueblito es tan bonito y espero poder llevar a mi nene para k lo conozca!

  7. hey,que bonito es recordar that’s my hometown my famillia vive alla los recuerdo con mucho carino un saludo a mis amigos tambien

  8. I love this post! I grew up in Cerritos, and from looking at the aerial view, I can tell you exactly where my casita is, and my elementary school as well. La rinconada is also a very special place for me 🙂
    Gracias for sharing!

  9. Gracias. cuandi yo fui a Cerritos, las calles eran de tierra y ppiedra-bola. Ahoraveo un gran cambio. La carretera a San Luis tambiem era de tierra. Mi esposa desciende de los Nino, Barron y Sifuentez.

    Hasta luego!

  10. thanks for posting the pics.brings back so many memories from when we visited as a kid it has been about 24 yrs since i was there to bury my granfather. i will be going there sometime next summer to pay my respects to my dad since he passed away while he was there on vacation 10/26/12.so here are some words to share with you that are here in the USA and if you have older loved ones that might die in the near future get your passports we may think that we don’t need them but with out them we don’t get to bury our loved ones that happend to me and my brother.my dads name was ELIAS NIETO my abuelo’S name was CALIXTO NIETO BYE FOR NOW HERE IN NEW MEXICO

  11. Im looking for my father family he passed away when i was 1 he was moved from the U.S. to be burried in Cerritos if anyone can help on records or anything please help thank you

  12. YO NACI EN CERRITOS Y EXTRANO MUCHO MI PUEBLO COMO ME GUSTARIA IR Y COMERME UN ELOTE SENTADO EN UNA DE LAS BANCAS DE LA PLAZA O ARRIBA DEL KIOSKO.
    RECUERDO AQUELLOS DIAS DE LOS DESFILES CAUNDO SE JUNTABAN LAS ESCUELAS EN TODA LA PLAZA. OJALA Y PRONTO LO LLEGUE A VOLVER A HACER JUNTO CON MI ESPOSA Y HIJAS QUE NO CONOCEN MI PUEBLO NATAL.
    SALUDOS DESDE CALIFORNIA.

  13. Hola, estan bonitas las fotos. Yo ire en Diciembre, Voy a buscar a familia pero ni se donde empezar, solo tengo el apellido de mi familia. Es muy grande? Hay mucha gente?

    1. Yo soy de Cerros. Hay varia gente con el apellido Turrubiartes y creo que tengo parientes con ese apellido. A las afueras de Cerritos hay un rancho que se llama el Rincon de Turrubiartes. Tal vez ahi puedas encontrar a tus parientes, pero en
      el pueblo, Cerros, tambien hay Turrubiartes, y son varios.

  14. Lindos recuerdos… la escuela “Marcos Vives” despues la securadaria “10”, la plaza de armas, nuestra iglecia de San Juan Bautista, la estacion del ferrocaril… con sus sabrosas gorditas, los tacos de dona Abrana en una de las esquins de la plaza, la Gallera done practicabamos deportes, sus rancherias: el rincon de turrubiartes (donde nacio mi madre), la rinconada, el derramaderos, el samandoque. Deje el pueblo a mis 18 desde entonces e vivido en california USA. Saludos a todos los cerritences. Roberto Guerrero Yanez

  15. Buenas Tardes. Yo vivo en Texas pero la familia de mi mama una hermana vive en cerritos y me acuerdo que fui una ves cuando estaba chamaco pero no tengo informacion de ella o los primos y primas.

    En aquel tiempo me acuerdo que el tio tenia una panaderia y la tia una tienda que no se el nombre de los dosnegocios pero esto era en 78 o 80’s cuando fui. ahora entiendo por mi mama que una de las primas tiene un salon de belleza.

    El nombre de mi tia sin casarse era Yolanda Lopez Aguirre mi mama se llama Aurora Lopez Aguirre me encantaria ponerme en contacto con los primos ya que an pasado 30 anos que los mire

    Pero Cerritos es muy bonito me imagino que para hoy esta cambiado

    Bueno Gracias si ahi conocen a alguien de la familia de mi tia ahi me dejan un comentario

    Gracias

  16. I’m looking for my biological parents can someone help. Just Found Out That I Am Adopted I’m 48 YEAR Old. Born January 18 1966. Their names are Pedro hernandes and beneranda garcia c. From cerritos that’s all the Information I have

  17. I’m looking for my biological parents can someone help. Just Found Out That I Am Adopted I’m 48 YEAR Old. Born January 18 1966. Their names are Pedro hernandes and beneranda garcia c. From cerritos that’s all the Information I have
    My phone number is 361 687 9007

  18. Yo tambien soy de Cerritos y me siento orgullosa del .Y me enorgullesco de Mis idioma no Liz hagan enterprise ingles. Y me sail a Los cuatro Amos.

  19. WHEN I M GOING TO MEXICO TO VISIT MY PARENTS THE OTHER DAY I M GO TO Serritos TO VISIT MY SISTER AND MY COUSIN

  20. Mi nombre es Enrique Hdz Munoz y vivo en Brownsville, TX. Mis abuelitos vivieron en Cerritos SLP y se mudaron para Texas en los 1910. Quisiera que una person me ayuadara a consiguier documents de mis abuelitos. Pago un sueldo para que alguien me consiga informacion de mis abuelios. Por favor contactimen por mi e-mail. Es enriquemunoz71@yahoo.com.

  21. Hola mi nombre es ENRIQUE lizcano Rodriguez y estoy buscando la familia lizcano tovar o al senor MARTIN LIZCANO TOVAR si alguien los conose o saben d el les agradeceria de todo Corazon me ayudaran a encontrarlo la Ultima ves que supe es que vive en Cerritos San Luis potosi..si alguien sabe d el o lo conose porfavor escribanme a mi direcion..muchas gracias y que diosito los vendiga..

  22. Hello,
    I am a genealogist researching my husband’s family. I believe that his family was from Cerritos. His great-grandparents were Rito and Gertrudes (Alvarez) Martinez. His grandfather was Felipe Martinez born 23 August 1899 or 1900. They immigrated to the US around 1913. I would like to correspond with anyone who may be related or knows of this family line. They may also be related to the Arias family and also lived in Penjamo GTO in 1904 as their daughter Carlota was baptized there. Godparents were Margarito and Margarita Arias.

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