Seguin in Guadalupe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Home of the World's Largest Pecan
Cabeza de Vaca traveled the "River of Nuts" which was the Guadalupe. He was the first European to record the existence of pecans. He noted they were good food and recognized alternate bearing. He was held captive for 9 years on the "River of Nuts" where he had ample opportunity to observe the growth and fruiting habits of pecans. This plaque erected on December 1, 1978 by the Texas Pecan Growers Association and the Guadalupe County Pecan Growers Association commemorates this first recorded contribution to the pecan literature.
Erected 1978 by Texas Pecan Growers Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is December 1, 1978.
Location. 29° 34.128′ N, 97° 57.858′ W. Marker is in Seguin, Texas, in Guadalupe County. Marker is at the intersection of East Court Street (Alternate U.S. 90) and South Austin Street (State Highway 123), on the right when traveling east on East Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Court Street, Seguin TX 78155, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Old Spanish Trail (a few steps from this marker); Guadalupe County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The War Dead of Guadalupe County (within shouting distance of this marker); "White Way" Lighting (within shouting distance of this marker); Guadalupe County, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Zuehl Family Fence (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen F. Austin Oak Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alfred H. Koebig Central Park Fountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seguin.
Also see . . . Pecan - More details. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 21, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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