Best known on maps like Ornelas Michoacan,
Municipal head of Marcos Castellanos: San Jose de Gracia.
Its main activity is the milky product commerce and industry.
Count with 10.382 habitants.
Main localities The Sabino Its main activity is the industrialization of milky product and pig meat. In addition the farming one with maize cultures, frijol, chick-pea; and the bovine cattle, filthy, in addition to birds. Km of the municipal head is to 14. Account with 676 inhabitants.
Ojo de Rana The main activity is the farming one with maize cultures, frijol and wheat; cattle ranch with young of bovine, pig cattle, in addition to birds. Its distance to the municipal head is of 18 km. Cuenta on 896 inhabitants.
San Miguel Their economic activity is the milky products and the farming one, their main cultures are the maize, frijol, raises of bovine, pig cattle and poultries. Its distance of the municipal head is of 20 km. Its population is of 416 inhabitants.
To a side of the population of the “Llano de la Cruz”, San Jose de Gracia was based. From 1886, the settlers of the “Llano de la Cruz”, agreed with the idea of diácono Esteban Zepeda, to raise a population with their seat, their cord temple and streets, and approximately in March 1888, with the authorization of the bishop Jose Maria Cázarez and Martinez, the outlines of the village began. In he himself year, the name of San Jose occurred him, ignoring itself because it was added to him “de Gracia”.
In 1898, the vicar of San Jose de Gracia, was delimited well: “something more than 230 kilometers square of surface, a town and twenty-five rancherías, more than three thousand Christians and around nine thousand bovine ones. San jOse had appearance unmistakable of a town of you marinate raised on a hill”. In 1909, to San Jose de Gracia the category of possession was granted him, giving him to it to its territorial scope, the name of “Tenencia de Ornelas”, in honor to the general who died in defense of the seat of Jiquilpan against the French. The new Tenencia, let belong to the municipality of Sahuayo and it was integrated to the municipality of Jiquilpan. On June 11th of 1927, about 500 men of San Jose de Gracia, decided the insurrection during the cristeras fights. In 1940, still being President of the Republic general Cárdenas visited San Jose de Gracia.
On December 30th of 1967, the municipality of Marcos Castellanos was created by means of decree, with head in Ornelas, soon San Jose de Gracia. This decree, was executed until August 9th, 1968.
On June 5th 2008, the Federal Bureau of Investigations captured Jon Savarino Schillaci, a Top Ten wanted fugitive. He is a convicted sex offender wanted for assaulting a five-year-old boy and possessing child pornography.
Othón father Sanchez, extremely active priest, who besides to take either his ministry dedicated itself to teach to people to live or as far as hygiene, health and morally.
Father Federico González Cárdenas, worried to order the population and their streets, made recommendations for the cultures, managed the introduction of the present highway to the population.