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Juan Seguin Burial Site


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The City of Seguin is the caretaker of the Juan Seguin Burial Site,
located at 789 South Saunders Street.

Juan Nepomuceno Seguin
Oct. 27, 1806 – Aug. 28, 1890
Texas patriot and statesman for whom the city of Seguin was named.
Son of Erasmo and Maria Seguin, Spanish descendants from the Canary Islands who helped settle Texas * Young Juan assembled Mexican-Texan troops and fought in the 1835 ‘Siege of Bexar’ * 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 flowing San Jacinto battle * Walnut Springs citizens voted to rename this community “Seguin” in his honor on Feb. 25, 1838 * Served as mayor of San Antonio, 1841-48 * 3-term Senator, Republic of Texas, 1837-40, supported bi-lingual publishing of textbooks, 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.

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Juan Seguin Burial Site City Ordinance:

It shall be an offense for a person to loiter at the Juan Seguin 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. No. 09-26, § 1, 4-7-09)

It shall be an offense for a person to possess any alcoholic beverage at the Juan Seguin Burial Site or within 50 feet of the fenced perimeter surrounding the burial site. (Ord. No. 09-26, § 1, 4-7-09)

It shall be an offense for a person to enter, remain, stay, linger, or loiter at the Juan Seguin Burial Site, or within 50 feet of the fenced perimeter surrounding the burial site, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. 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. No. 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. No. 09-26, § 1, 4-7-09)

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