History of Neira

Neira was founded in 1842 by a group of settlers from Antioquia , among whom historians point to Marcelino Palacio, Manuel Holguin, Holguin Pedro, Carlos Holguin, Jose Arango, Cornelius Marin, Manuel Grisales, Antonio MarĂ­n, Elias Gonzalez and others.

The tribe Carrapas that covered much of the North today is Caldas, Colombia, was the owner of the land the current municipality of Neira. The chronicler Fray Pedro Simon mentions as follows: ... men are very grown body, long faces and women the same, and robust; walked naked and barefoot. They cover