Seguin, Texas was first known as Walnut Springs in 1838. However, the name swiftly changed a few months later in hopes of honoring distinguished army hero, Colonel Juan Seguin. As one of the oldest cities in Texas, Seguin has no shortage of history and unique stories - hence being named the Official Best Historic Small-Town in Texas by the Official Best Of Magazine. The 27 blocks that make up the downtown historic district are a National Register District and includes buildings from multiple architectural eras.
The city's central location offers the opportunity to attract visitors from some of the largest cities in Texas. San Antonio is 30 miles away, Austin is only 50 miles away, Corpus Christi is 150 miles away, and Houston is 160 miles away.
The tools are in place for you to open a business, buy a building and be successful in downtown Seguin. These tools include incentives, easily accessible staff, a constant stream of visitors and potential customers, and more. Most importantly, invest with us because we are investing in ourselves. From the new $14 million library to the new Walnut Springs Trail, the City of Seguin and the voters have taken large steps to improve downtown and bring more assets to the heart of our community.