Seguin is one of the oldest towns in Texas. In 1838, a group of frontier Rangers laid out a settlement among beautiful live oaks beside Walnut Springs on the Guadalupe River. They named the town for Col. Juan N. Seguin, a Tejano who fought beside the Anglo settlers against the brutal Mexican dictator Santa Anna. Today, the city is experiencing modern-day growth, yet still retains South Texas charm, reflected in its homes in the center of town. With the city's location on I-10, proximity to the Toll 130 to Austin, and where two state highways pass through a solid industrial base is now in place. The beautiful Guadalupe River cuts through the city's south side. Recreational activities are offered through a public park, fairgrounds, volleyball courts, ballparks, 18-hole golf- course and nearby Lake McQueeney, Lake Placid, and Meadow Lake-all part of the beautiful Guadalupe River. With a "straight shot' into San Antonio and within 1-20 minutes of New Braunfels or San Marcos, many are finding Seguin an attractive, affordable community, offering reasonable large-acreage and residential property, reinforced by a highly-rated and fast-growing liberal arts university, a modern, well-respected hospital and a sprawling district for shopping, eating, and lodging. South Texas offers much, see a sample in Seguin.