Independence Trail Region


Rich with pecans, walnuts and history, Seguin is the seat of Guadalupe County and one of the oldest towns in Texas, founded by frontier rangers in 1838. Originally called Walnut Springs, the community later was named for Juan N. Seguin, the Tejano hero who warned Texans of the advancing Mexican Army during the Runaway Scrape, and later fought with the Texas Army at San Jacinto. A 17-foot-tall bronze statue of Juan Seguin on horseback stands in downtown’s Central Park. A more whimsical monument in concrete — “The World’s Largest Pecan”— honoring the bountiful local crop, graces the courthouse square. The city celebrates Pecan Fest Heritage Days every October.