History It passed the twelfth century AD, and during his long pilgrimage, the Aztecs founded along the Rio Grande or Lerma Zula village whose name means place of quail. In 1380 the armies of Tari curi, king of the Pur pecha people conquered and put Aramutaro name meaning “place of caves. And a 20-January but in 1530, the day of San Sebastian, the troops of Don Antonio de Villarroel, Nuno de Guzman lieutenant took over the place, which they named San Sebastian de Aramutarillo. 1530 to 1687, the town of San Sebastian lived in total oblivion being subjected to slavery and ignorance, but there were two historical facts that did change the course of this abandoned village huts, a political-legal and other religious character.The religious fact refers to the finding of a tree in the form of Christ crucified for the year’s Eve of 1687 in the Good Huerta, to know the find, the surrounding towns requested the transfer of that image to their churches, touching on luck the three drawings made the people more humble, San Sebastian de Aramutarillo. From this incident, the crucifix was a man of The Lord of Piety ‘in honor of the miracles attributed since its discovery. The second historical event that changed the landscape of Aramutarillo, was the transfer of political and judicial authorities to Aramutarillo Tlazazalca, which caused him to leave a freeman some traders, artisans and people of progress, and thus the formation of the village proper takes place in 1692 and this year when Juan Lopez de Aguirre puts the name of La Piedad to the new neighborhood.La Piedad rose to the rank of municipality on 10 December 1831, and territorial law on 27 April 1861, called Villa de Rivas elevating the political category. On November 22, 1871 once again was elevated to city status, giving the name of La Piedad de Cabadas, in honor of Jose Maria Cabadas and Davalos, priest and benefactor of the people who lived here from 1830 to 1835, and was ordered to build the important bridge over the River Lerma and also bears his name, this being a vital point of the heavy commercial and agricultural movement. In the last century the city suffered from heavy flooding by the overflowing of the Lerma River, which took place in 1906 in 1912 and later in 1954, 1958 and especially 1973. In the last decades of the nineteenth century, Morelia, Zamora, La Piedad, Uruapan and Patzcuaro, in that order, were the cities with the largest population in the state.