One of the oldest towns in Texas, Sequin was founded in 1838 by a group of Rangers. It was named in honor of Juan N. Seguín, a distinguished Mexican-Texan. In the second half of 19th century, many German immigrants settled here and cotton was king. An oil boom in the 1930s financed a legacy of handsome Depression-era public facilities.
Be sure to visit the "World's Largest Pecan," a concrete statue that pays homage to a valuable local crop. It is located on the courthouse lawn.