Many towns boast nicknames, from Austin’s “River City” to San Antonio’s “Alamo City.” Seguin, though, has one of the most unusual: “The Mother of Concrete Cities.” A Seguin chemist held several concrete production patents, which accounts for the use of the material in over ninety area buildings by the end of the nineteenth century. The most beautiful area of Seguin is Starcke Park.
It offers picnic tables under huge pecan, oak, and cypress trees, and a winding drive along the Guadalupe River. The tree Seguin is best known for is the pecan. The town even calls itself the home of the “World’s Largest Pecan,” a statue located on the courthouse lawn at Court Street. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Austin. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.
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