Seguin in Guadalupe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Juan Nepomuceno Seguin
Between fall of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto, he led his Co. A, 2nd Regiment, Texas Cavalry, as rear guard for Gen. Sam Houston, protecting the civilians fleeing in front of army of Santa Anna. His men and Moseley Baker's troops held San Felipe, preventing Mexican Army from crossing the Brazos there. Then Seguin's unit joined Gen. Sam Houston's army and fought in the Battle of San Jacinto.
In May 1836, Seguin gave military burial to the ashes of the heroes of the Alamo. From 1837 to 1840 he served the Republic of Texas as a Senator.
Town of Walnut Springs, on the Guadalupe, changed its name (Feb. 25, 1839) to "Seguin", to honor this hero.
Juan N. Seguin married Maria Gertrudis Flores. At his death he
In 1974, the citizens of Seguin brought the remains of Juan Seguin to this city. On July 4, 1976, the Bicentennial Committee and the City of Seguin reinterred the remains of Juan Seguin in a hillside plot overlooking the Guadalupe River Valley. The site (about one mile southwest of here) is above the old road and ford to the south and was well known to Juan Seguin. His grave is covered with a marble slab and the site is a part of the city park system.
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2875.)
Location. 29° 34.19′ N, 97° 57.818′ W. Marker is in Seguin, Texas, in Guadalupe County. Marker is at the intersection of North River Street and East Gonzales Street, on the right when traveling north on North River Street. Marker is located in front of Seguin's City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 North River Street, Seguin TX 78155, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Guadalupe County, C.S.A. (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel John Ireland (about 700 feet away); Texas Lutheran College (approx. 1½ miles away); a different Guadalupe County (approx. 2.1 miles away); Tiemann School (approx. 3.1 miles away); Battleground Prairie (approx. 4½ miles away); Jose Antonio Navarro Ranch (approx. 4.9 miles away); Site of Dietz Community (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seguin.
Also see . . . Seguin, Juan Nepomuceno - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. 3. submitted on January 9, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.