Introduction to Seguin, Texas
Seguin, Texas, in Guadalupe county, is 33 miles E of San Antonio, Texas. The city is included in the San Antonio metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 22,011 people lived in Seguin.
The members of Mathew Caldwell's Gonzales Rangers set the foundation of Seguin in 1838 on land that was originally given to the Umphries Branch by the Government of Mexico. However, the city was not incorporated until the year 1853. The original name of the city, Walnut Springs, was changed to Seguin six months after its establishment to honor the memories of Juan Seguin. The city quickly became a popular trade center and stopping point for German immigrants who traveled through the area to German settlements located nearby.
Seguin and nearby Attractions
- Chaparral Country Club
- Central Assembly of God Church
- Riverview Cemetery
- Walnut Branch
- Max Starcke Park
- Acclaim Tours
Things To Do In Seguin
Chaparral Country Club is highly popular among tourists for a host of recreational and cultural activities. Central Assembly of God Church and Riverview Cemetery attract visitors with their splendid architecture. Acclaim Tours provides guided tours of the area to interested tourists. Max Starcke Park allows visitors to spend a day with friends and relatives. The Walnut Branch has a scenic walkway and tourists often take long, relaxing walks around this creek.
Air transportation facilities are provided by the San Antonio International Airport.
Seguin Higher Education
Southwest Texas State University, University of the Incarnate Word, and Trinity University provide facilities for higher education.