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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Seguin, Texas

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Seguin is the county seat for Guadalupe County
Seguin is in Guadalupe County
      Guadalupe County (86)  
      Bexar County (609)  
      Caldwell County (65)  
      Comal County (111)  
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1 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — "White Way" Lighting
In 1923 Street Lights like this were installed in downtown Seguin. Called the White Way, Twenty-Four Lights were dedicated, by the Community, as a Memorial to World War I Service Men from this area who died for their Country. Each Light Honored a . . . Map (db m164362) WM
2 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 1918 Moline Universal TractorModel D, 4 Cylinder Gasoline Powered
This was the first gasoline operated tractor in Guadalupe County. The model D was the first production tractor to come standard with a starter and lights. It also utilized the Remy Governor Generator system, which used a rheostat linked to the . . . Map (db m210909) HM
3 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 257 West Convent St.
Located along the Walnut Branch Creek sits this Greek revival style home built in 1901. This house was designed by Wooley Architects of San Antonio and built by businessman J.T. Holmes. The original home had a 2 story L-shaped porch. The home has . . . Map (db m169979) HM
4 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 162 — Andrew Jackson Sowell
Born in Tennessee 1815 Came to Texas about 1829 Served in the Army of Texas a Courier From the Alamo, He Left the Fortress Just Before It Fell to Hurry Reinforcements and Supplies Died 1848 His Wife, Lucinda Turner Sowell Born . . . Map (db m179335) HM
5 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 336 — Battleground Prairie
Where 80 volunteers commanded by General Edward Burleson defeated Vicente Cordova and 75 Mexicans, Indians and Negroes, March 29, 1839, and drove them from Texas, ending the "Cordova Rebellion." 25 of the enemy were killed. Many volunteers were . . . Map (db m128126) HM
6 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 421 — Black Education in Seguin
Sponsored by the Second Baptist Church, the first public school for blacks in Seguin opened in 1871. Through the efforts of the Rev. Leonard Ilsley (1818-1903), and the Rev. William Baton Ball (1840-1923), a frame school was built on this site, and . . . Map (db m153973) HM
7 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 16574 — Boecker Cemetery
Friedrich Boecker died in 1880 and was buried at this site, in the southwest portion of his 203-acre farm. During the following fourteen years, eleven more people—all members of neighboring German farm families—were also buried here. In 1896, . . . Map (db m206203) HM
8 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — Calaboose
Previously located on the Guadalupe County Poor Farm, the Calaboose was donated to the Seguin Conservation Society January 31, 1986 by Harriet and Dick Phillips in memory of her parents Arthur and Una Schmidt, who bought the property from the . . . Map (db m164382) HM
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9 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 685 — Campbell Cabin
John Campbell of Ireland, who migrated to Seguin before 1847, possibly built the first room of this log cabin about 1850. In 1851 he returned to his native country and persuaded several family members, including his brother Peter Campbell, to settle . . . Map (db m153849) HM
10 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 898 — Claiborne West
Born in Tennessee 1803 Delegate to the Convention 1832 and the Consultation, 1835. Member of the Council, Provisional Government of Texas Delegate to the Convention, March 2, 1836 and Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Soldier and . . . Map (db m197265) HM
11 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 962 — Colonel John Ireland
Home Town of Texas Confederate Colonel John Ireland Delegate to Secession Convention 1861. Joined army as private. Won laurels in that most brilliant wartime effort - the defense of the 800-mile Texas coast in September 1862, repulse of . . . Map (db m128121) HM
12 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 15784 — Dugger Cemetery
Originally named Cottonwood Cemetery, this burial ground is the final resting place for many pioneers of the Cottonwood community. It was later renamed for H.A. Dugger (d. 1881), who with his wife Nancy (d. 1909) donated property for the cemetery . . . Map (db m207559) HM
13 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 1412 — El Capote Ranch
The founder of El Capote Ranch was Jose De La Baume (1731-1834), a French army officer who came to North America with the Marquis De Lafayette and fought in the American Revolution. He later joined the Spanish Army and for his services received . . . Map (db m167412) HM
14 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 1452 — Elijah Valentine Dale
A San Jacinto Veteran • Born in Georgia, February 14, 1807 Died December 14, 1890 His Wife Jane Johnson Dale Born in Ohio, August 3, 1821 Died June 17, 1896Map (db m179339) HM
15 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 1512 — Ezekiel Smith
A soldier in the Army of Texas in the Mier expedition, 1842 Born in Virginia Died in Seguin, Texas October 28, 1854 Erected by the State of Texas 1936Map (db m158352) HM
16 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 1950 — Former Site of Dowdy School
After the Wolters and Nixon School Districts merged in 1916, school trustees acquired 2 acres here from William Dowdy and erected the Wolters-Nixon school building. A gymnasium and class rooms were added in the early 1930s after an oil boom . . . Map (db m170058) HM
17 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 2167 — George Washington Lonis
Came to Texas in 1830 Participated in the Texans Campaign Against Bexar 1835. Wounded in the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836 Died in Guadalupe County, 1860Map (db m179338) HM
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18 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — German Pioneers
Dedicated to the German pioneers who traveled along the Guadalupe River in 1845 to settle the Texas Hill Country 1995 -- 150th anniversaryMap (db m232233) HM
19 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 2297 — Guadalupe County
Formed from Gonzales and Bexar counties Created March 30, 1846. Organized July 13,1846 Named for the Guadalupe River to which this name was given by Alonso De Leon in 1689 Seguin, the county seat named in honor of Juan Nepomuceno . . . Map (db m128120) HM
20 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — Guadalupe County Veterans Memorial
The citizens of Guadalupe County dedicate this memorial to all veterans who have served and continue to serve in the United States Armed Forces at home and abroad. In God we trust We shall forever be grateful to them for their sacrifices . . . Map (db m164366) WM
21 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 2298 — Guadalupe County, C.S.A.
Marker Front: Two local companies of volunteers were with Ben McCulloch in San Antonio, Feb. 16, 1861 when U.S. Arsenal was surrounded by Texans and surrender demanded. An encounter in a charged atmosphere which could have become the first . . . Map (db m128122) HM
22 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 2299 — Guadalupe High School
Chartered Dec. 3, 1849; the 30 men in corporation each held $1,000 worth of stock. This was first Seguin school financed through public subscription. Plant was in use in 1850. Dr. Joseph E. Parks, nationally known chemist who had moved here . . . Map (db m169981) HM
23 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 2452 — Henry Troell(October 5, 1838 - December 19, 1921
A native of Wichmannshausen, Germany, Henry Troell moved to this area sometime prior to 1860. He served in the Confederate army and in 1872 married area native Johanna Woehler. A successful freighting business enabled him to invest in several . . . Map (db m169964) HM
24 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — Historic Dietz Doll House
A German-born carpenter, Louis Dietz built this Victorian playhouse, known as The Dietz Doll House, in 1910 for 5-year old Alice O'Brien, an orphan from New York Foundling Hospital. In those days, orphaned or homeless children were transported by . . . Map (db m164421) HM
25 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 14010 — Hugo and Georgia Gibson House
In 1929, Dr. Hugo Emanuel Gibson (1894-1963) and Georgia Moe (1893-1973) joined the staff of Texas Lutheran College, which relocated to Seguin from Brenham. Hugo, who received degrees from Augustana College (Illinois), the University of Texas at . . . Map (db m169953) HM
26 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 2778 — John F. McGuffin
Born in South Carolina in 1813, Came to Texas in 1827, A soldier in the Army of Texas He participated in the struggle for Independence in 1835 and 1836 Died September 10, 1887Map (db m197266) HM
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27 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 2793 — John N. Sowell
Born in Tennessee Came to Texas About 1829 Served in the Army of Texas, 1836 Brother of Andrew Jackson Sowell and Son of John Sowell Who Participated in the Battle of Gonzales Died in 1858Map (db m179333) HM
28 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 2841 — Jonathan Douglass
​ Born in Georgia January 7, 1799 He fought for Texas Independence as a private in Captain Splane's Company at San Jacinto Died December 19, 1857 His wife Nancy Douglass Born July 23, 1793 Died February 9, 1860 Erected by the State of Texas . . . Map (db m158354) HM
29 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 2852 — Jose Antonio Navarro Ranch
Born in San Antonio, Jose Antonio Navarro (1795-1871) held several offices in the Mexican government before becoming an active participant in the movement for Texas independence. Navarro possessed numerous landholdings in this part of the state. . . . Map (db m111184) HM
30 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — Juan Nepomuceno SeguinOctober 27, 1806 - August 27, 1889
"I embraced the cause of Texas at the report of the first cannon which foretold her liberty, filled an honorable situation in the ranks of the conquerors of San Jacinto, and was a member of the Legislative body of the Republic." Personal . . . Map (db m232405) HM WM
31 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 2875 — Juan Nepomuceno Seguin(1806-1890)
Born in San Fernando de Bexar (San Antonio), son of Erasmo Seguin, whose ancestors came to America about 1700. Juan N. Seguin and his father in 1834 rallied fellow Texans against dictator Santa Anna. Young Juan Seguin raised Mexican-Texan troops, . . . Map (db m128124) HM
32 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 16683 — Juan Seguin School
Guadalupe County was home to a number of rural schools for the area’s burgeoning population of students of Mexican descent. In addition to those already living here, immigrants came from Mexico in the early 20th century, fleeing for safety during . . . Map (db m153972) HM
33 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 13197 — King Family Cemetery
Also known as King Ranger Cemetery, this burial ground is a link to the history of one of Seguin's earliest families. Three brothers, John Rhodes, Henry Basil and William George King were among the city's residents during the days of the Republic . . . Map (db m155719) HM
34 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 3128 — Los Nogales
​ This structure was built in 1849 for German immigrant Justus Gombert. The one-room adobe structure, later stuccoed and enlarged, was owned from 1849 to 1859 by Joseph Zorn. After the Civil War, the property was used as a campground for . . . Map (db m155717) HM
35 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 3458 — Moore House
John Moore (1866-1909), a native of Ireland, was an early Seguin newspaperman and civic leader. Through family ties, he was also a friend of Rough Rider and U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1895, a year after his marriage to Kate Peck . . . Map (db m169954) HM
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36 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — Old Spanish TrailTo the Early Spanish Explorers who passed this way
Cabeza de Vaca-1528 Francisco Vasquez Coronado-1540 Alonzo de Leon-1689 Diego Ramon-1716 Guadalupe County Created Mar. 30, 1846 Organized Aug. 7, 1846 Erected 1946Map (db m158356) HM
37 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 4279 — Riverside Cemetery
This cemetery traces its origin to the Smith family graveyard established by early settlers to this area. Ezekiel (1781-1854) and Susanna (1774-1848) Smith and their four sons migrated to Texas from Virginia. In 1837 Ezekiel was granted land in . . . Map (db m158351) HM
38 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 4293 — Robert D. McAnelly
Born in Kentucky, 1806 Came to Texas in 1835 Joined the Texas Army on Its Way to San Antonio One of the Storming Party Who Entered Bexar, December 5, 1835 Died in Guadalupe County Texas, 1888Map (db m179337) HM
39 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 4436 — Safford Dam
Named for William Saffold, who owned land here in the mid-1800s, Saffold Dam is typical of many mill dams built during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Originally a natural rock outcropping, the dam was first improved by Henry Troell in the . . . Map (db m169955) HM
40 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 4515 — Samuel Millett
Texas Soldier 1835-1836 He fought bravely in tbe Battle of San Jacinto Map (db m197282) HM
41 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 4627 — Sebastopol
This Greek Revival house was built in 1854-56 by Joshua W. Young with unreinforced, load-bearing walls of cast-in-place limecrete, an early form of concrete made of lime, sand, and gravel. Joseph Zorn, Jr., mayor of Seguin from 1890 to 1910, bought . . . Map (db m153872) HM
42 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 18789 — Second Baptist Church of Seguin
Following the Civil War, freedmen and their families settled in communities and sought out a place to educate their children and a place of worship. The reverend Leonard Ilsley, a native of Maine, came to Seguin before the Civil War and remained . . . Map (db m150266) HM
43 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — SeguinHome 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" . . . Map (db m158355) HM
44 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 5026 — St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1876. Stephen White, architect. Original frame building lost bell tower in 1886 storm. Restored with Austin stone walls, 1954. Distinctive interior wood carvings, cathedral windows, Tiffany-type . . . Map (db m232251) HM
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45 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — Stephen F. Austin Oak Tree
To honor Stephen Fuller Austin, the Father of Texas, the children of Guadalupe County planned this tree in the year of his 207th birthday, November 3, 1793. This Live Oak tree was germinated from the huge Live Oak tree that stands today . . . Map (db m232677) HM
46 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 12565 — Sweet Home Vocational and Agricultural School
Located in southwest Guadalupe County, the Sweet Home Vocational and Agricultural School served the educational needs of Negro students in Guadalupe County from 1924 until 1962. It was built in part with money from the Rosenwald Fund, a . . . Map (db m207573) HM
47 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 5264 — Texas Lutheran College
The first German Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Texas authorized the establishment of a college in Brenham in 1890. Directed by the Rev. G. Langner, the Evangelical Lutheran College of Brenham opened in September 1891. Modeled after the European . . . Map (db m130093) HM
48 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — The Alfred H. Koebig Central Park FountainMayor, 1966-1982
At the first City Council meeting he presided over, Mayor Koebig allocated resources to save the fountain which was threatened with demolition. The fountain was repaired again in the 1990s and was fully restored and rededicated in 2007. The . . . Map (db m170026) HM
49 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 2300 — The Guadalupe River
One of the earliest explored rivers in Texas. Named for Our Lady of Guadalupe by Spaniard Alonso de León in 1689. During, 1691-1693, Domingo Terán de los Ríos, Spanish Governor of Texas, maintained a colony on the Guadalupe. In early . . . Map (db m169956) HM
50 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — The Magnolia Hotelest 1844
The Magnolia Hotel was originally built as a 2 room log cabin in 1840 by Texas Ranger James Campbell co-founder of Seguin. About 1844 the rear 3 room adobe (limecrete) structure was added and this became Seguin's first frontier hotel and . . . Map (db m154036) HM
51 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — The Ranger Oaks
As early as 1828 the oak trees in this area provided shelter to the forerunners of the famed Texas Rangers. The trees served as landmarks to early settlers and as a lodging area to these roving defenders of the frontier as they patrolled between . . . Map (db m154021) HM
52 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — The War Dead of Guadalupe County
Dedicated to the men of Guadalupe County who gave their lives to preserve our freedom. May they rest in peace. Allen, Isaac Jr. • Ander, H.F. • Anderson, Bruce • Armstrong, John • Baer, Sylvester H. • Barnett, Walter • Bartels, George E. • . . . Map (db m232554) WM
53 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 5455 — The Women's Club Rooms
Erected 1902-1903 by Women's Federated Clubs of Seguin. Known as the first structure in Texas built solely for women's clubs. To finance building (cost $500), women under leadership of Mrs. Joseph B. Dibrell held bazaars, theatricals, ice cream . . . Map (db m154024) HM
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54 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 5490 — Tiemann School
Named for Theodore Tiemann, who sold one acre of land to the county school district for $5.00, Tiemann School provided educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities for citizens in this area. Beginning in 1903 as a one-room, one-teacher . . . Map (db m128125) HM
55 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 5494 — Timothy Pickering Jones
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56 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — Veterans Memorial Park
Memorial Rose Garden Veterans World Wars 1947Map (db m169957) WM
57 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — 5858 — Wilson Potteries
Presbyterian minister John M. Wilson came to this area in 1856 with his family and slaves. Since Earthen vessels were major 19th-century food storage items, Wilson established a pottery kiln in this vicinity in 1860. After Wilson sold his interest . . . Map (db m167413) HM
58 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — Zies-Vivroux Residence
This single-family cherished Cape Cod style property was owned by two civic-minded families from 1929 until the present by families who raised their children here and shared their passions for community service to Seguin. The first owners, . . . Map (db m169976) HM
59 Texas, Guadalupe County, Seguin — Zuehl Family Fence
Eight generations of the ancestors of the Carl Christian Zuehl - Hanna Marie Wreede Zuehl have contributed to the legacy of Texas history since 1846. Leaving their hometown in Tribsees, Stralsund, Prussia with three of their five children, they . . . Map (db m170118) HM
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Dec. 2, 2023