Corner Post Real Estate Welcomes you to Seguin, Texas! Seguin has a rich heritage and a small town feel, with many activities throughout the year to keep you entertained. We hope that the following information and links are helpful to you. If you need further referrals or lender information, please let us know. --Katie
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Just a few points of interest in Seguin
Guadalupe County Fair: www.guadalupecountyfairandrodeo.com
October 8-11th 2009 The Guadalupe County Fair Association hosts the Guadalupe County Fair, Rodeo, and Parade. They also have a Queen’s Contest, Miss Roundup and Lil’ Miss Roundup Contests. The GCFA provides scholarships and sponsors the GCFA True Women Drill Team, and equestrian drill team honoring the spirit of the pioneer women of Guadalupe and surrounding counties.
Max Starke Park, 18-hole golf course, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, jogging trail, Wave Pool, pavilions, picnic grounds, play scapes, and baseball/softball complex on the beautiful Guadalupe River. www.ci.seguin.tx.us/parks/parks
4th of July
Independence Day Parade, and Festivities www.ci.seguin.tx.us/mainstreet
Main Street Program Activities
Trade Days, Moonlight and Roses, Hats Off to Juan Seguin, Central Park Concert Series, Pecan Fest Heritage Days, and Holiday Stroll (Christmas Parade) www.ci.seguin.tx.us/mainstreet/
Pecan Fest Heritage Days www.seguingonuts.com
Activities and Points of Interest in Guadalupe County:
Texas Lutheran University www.tlu.edu/
Sebastopol House www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/sebastopol
True Women Book Tour—Historic Seguin Sites included in the best selling book by Janice Woods-Windle www.seguin.net/truwomen
Chaparral Golf Course www.thegolfclubofseguin.com
Blue Streak Riding Stables www.bluestreakstables.com
San Antonio Raceway www.sanantonioraceway.com
Mid Texas Symphony Concerts at Texas Lutheran University, Jackson Auditorium, Seguin, TX www.mtsymphony.org
Seguin is a city in Guadalupe County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 22,011. It is the county seat of Guadalupe County.
Seguin was founded in 1838 by members of Mathew Caldwell's Gonzales Rangers on land originally granted to Umphries (or Humphries) Branch by the Mexican government, but was not incorporated until 1853. Its original name was Walnut Springs but was changed just six months later to honor Juan Seguín.
Since 1912, Seguin has been the home of Texas Lutheran University. Seguin is the location of the historic Wilson Pottery site; the first freed slave business in Texas. Seguin is also home to the Sebastopol House; built in 1856, it is a Texas Historical Commission Landmark and is in the National Register of Historic Places due to its unusual limecrete construction and architectural style. Another popular attraction is the Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center, where visitors may learn the mechanics and history of farming in the state of Texas.
Seguin is a large producer of pecans and is often attributed the nickname "Pecan Capital of Texas." The city erroneously boasts of having the "World's Largest Pecan," a five feet long, two-and- a-half feet wide concrete pecan located in front of the county courthouse, a distinction that actually belongs to Brunswick, Missouri. However, the city recently announced plans to build a pecan-shaped sculpture substantially larger than the one in Missouri, which would allow the city to reclaim its distinction as having the world's largest pecan.
Seguin is the setting of the 1994 Janice Woods Windle historical novel True Women and the 1997 CBS miniseries adaptation, True Women, starring Dana Delaney and Angelina Jolie. True Women is a story about pioneer women who settled in Seguin and surrounding areas, and covers the trials and tribulations they went through.
Seguin is located at:
29°34′28″N 97°57′55″W / 29.57444, -97.96528 (29.574329, -97.965332).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.2 square miles (49.7 km²), of which, 19.0 square miles (49.3 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.89%) is water. Seguin is continually annexing and growing.
As of the census of 2000, there were 22,011 people, 7,526 households, and 5,238 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,157.2 people per square mile (446.8/km²). There were 8,164 housing units at an average density of 429.2/sq mi (165.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 65.41% White, 9.10% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 20.34% from other races, and 3.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 53.01% of the population.
There were 7,526 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,618, and the median income for a family was $36,931. Males had a median income of $27,007 versus $19,690 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,740. About 13.2% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.