Seguin – Historical Walk – Year Round Walk
Saffold Dam was named for William Saffold, who owned land in the Mid-1800s. Saffold dam is typical of many mill dams built during the late 19th and early 20th Century. Originally a natural rock outcropping, the dam was first improved by Henry Troell in the late 1800s when he added rock to the dam to raise the water level to power a cotton gin.
Col. Juan Seguin Statue This bronze sculpture pays tribute to the Tejano patriot who fought against Santa Anna. He was known as the “Paul Revere” of the Alamo, one of General Sam Houston’s messengers, and was sent to warn the settlers of Santa Anna’s coming attack. This triggered the “Runaway Scrape” in which settlers fled their homes to escape the certain carnage.
The “World’s Largest Pecan” The five-feet long, two-and-a-half feet wide concrete nut was erected in 1962 and sits in front of the Guadalupe County District Courthouse. Guadalupe County is a large producer of pecans and often claims the nickname “Pecan Capital of Texas.”
Seguin is about 40 miles northeast of San Antonio; 65 miles south of Austin, 250 miles south of Dallas,160 miles west of Houston and 1,800 miles south-west of New York City.
: Seguin Library, 313 W Nolte Street, Seguin TX 78155
take Exit-609 (TX-BUS 123/Austin St.) Turn Right (South.) take Exit-609. Turn Left (South.) Continue South on Austin ST passing Court ST (US-90A.) Go two blocks and turn right (west) on Nolte St. Go about 3 blocks and the library will be on your Left