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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Seguin, the county seat
named in honor of
Juan Nepomuceno . . . — — Map (db m128120) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 1858 — — Map (db m179333) HM
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 1888 — — Map (db m179337) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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