Juan Seguin Burial Site
The City of Seguin is the caretaker of the Juan Seguín Burial Site, located at 789 South Saunders Street.
Juan Nepomuceno Seguín: October 27, 1806 to August 28, 1890
- Texas patriot and statesman for whom the city of Seguin was named
- Son of Erasmo and Maria Seguín, Spanish descendants from the Canary Islands who helped settle Texas
- Young Juan assembled Mexican-Texan troops and fought in the 1835 'Siege of Bexar' and provided horses and aid for troops of Col. William B. Travis, further aiding as courier during siege of the Alamo
- Defended fleeing settlers in 'Runaway Scrape' after the fall of the Alamo
- Directed burial of the remains of all combatants of the Alamo, May 1836
- Commanded Company "A" (Cavalry,) 2nd Regiment during San Jacinto victory
- Commanded pursuit of Mexican army remnants following San Jacinto battle
- Walnut Springs citizens voted to rename this community "Seguin" in his honor on February 25, 1838
- Served as mayor of San Antonio, 1841 to 1848
- 3-term Senator, Republic of Texas, 1837 to 1840
- Supported bi-lingual publishing of textbooks and helped select site for state capitol
- Died 1890, Nuevo, Laredo, Mexico
- Remains returned to Seguin, September, 1974
- Reinterred with special honors on July 4, 1976 by the City of Seguin and Seguin Bicentennial Commission.
Juan Seguín Burial Site City Ordinance
It shall be an offense for a person to loiter at the Juan Seguín Burial Site or within 50 feet of the fenced perimeter surrounding the burial site. "Loitering" is defined as standing around, sitting around, moving slowly about, spending time idly, or lingering in a manner that is likely to interfere with another's enjoyment of a public place. (Ord. Number 09-26, § 1, 4-7-09)
It shall be an offense for a person to possess any alcoholic beverage at the Juan Seguín Burial Site or within 50 feet of the fenced perimeter surrounding the burial site. (Ord. Number 09-26, § 1, 4-7-09)
It shall be an offense for a person to enter, remain, stay, linger, or loiter at the Juan Seguín Burial Site, or within 50 feet of the fenced perimeter surrounding the burial site, between the hours of 9 pm and 6 am of the following day.
A peace officer may enforce this ordinance by issuing a written citation for a violation witnessed by the officer, and may order a person suspected of loitering to depart the area. (Ord. Number 09-26, § 1, 4-7-09)
An officer responsible for enforcing the prohibition on loitering shall order a person allegedly loitering to depart from the premises. Failure to depart from the premises as ordered constitutes a separate offense. (Ord. Number 09-26, § 1, 4-7-09)