Marked with a modest granite slab, the gravesite of 19th-century Texas statesman Juan Nepomuceno Seguín is on a hillside shaded by towering live oaks. A small sign directs visitors to the tranquil spot near the Seguin Activity Center where the brave Tejano now rests. Originally buried in Nuevo Laredo, his remains were reinterred here in a special ceremony on July 4, 1976.
Born in San Antonio in 1806, Seguín spent most of his life in military service, eventually becoming a colonel. He played a part in the battle at the Alamo, among others, delivering the message that Texas "shall never surrender or retreat" through the enemy lines. Seguín also collaborated with Congressman and fellow San Antonio native José Antonio Navarro to develop and support legislation protecting the rights of Tejanos.
Watch the video below to learn more about Hispanic Soldiers and Texas Independence. This video was produced for inclusion in the Hispanic Texans mobile tour, more information about which may be found on our Hispanic heritage page at the following link: http://texastimetravel.com/travel-themes/main-hispanic-heritage