The city of Seguin is one of the oldest cities in the state. Being founded in 1838 by a group of frontier Rangers, the city got its name after Juan Seguin, the supporter of the Republic of Texas. Until the 1930s, most of the city's residents were involved in the cotton industry. Seguin rapidly changed after the Darst Creek Field discovery. The oil boom had caused the brief appearance and decline of small towns. But being an established city with a developed economy, Seguin accumulated some benefits, such as new buildings and facilities.
Being a city with a solid industrial base, Seguin remains its unique southern chic.