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GUADALUPE CITY , TEXAS

Guadalupe County, Central Texas S
Western part of present-day Seguin
Divided by Walnut Creek
Population: Now merged with “greater” Seguin

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History in a Pecan Shell

In lieu of a history (if one exists), we submit information from author and western historian Charley Eckhardt who writes:

“At one time, Seguin was composed of two towns.  East of Walnut Branch, the stream--tributary to the Guadalupe--that crosses Court Street at Guadalupe Street--was Seguin.  It was a walled city--the only walled city in Texas.  The wall, built of locally-produced limecrete, was there not for protection from Indian attacks, but to keep wildlife & livestock from eating the lawns & gardens of the locals.

West of Walnut Branch was Guadalupe City.  It was known as the 'rough' town.  In Guadalupe City were the saloons & bawdy houses that, for a time, gave Guadalupe County a reputation for being 'wide open.' 

When Seguin & Guadalupe City merged I have no idea. It's hard, even now, to get old-time Seguinites to talk about Guadalupe City.  Yet a remainder of the City Wall still exists, along Guadalupe Street just north of Court Street, on the west bank of Walnut Branch.”

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