How many people have heard of or visited Albuquerque?

Albuquerque is located about 22 miles southeast of Seguin on the Sandies Creek where it empties into the Guadalupe River, and it is now a ghost town. Brothers-in-law Henry Hasting and Samuel McCracken from Mississippi were the first settlers. The town looked promising and had its beginning in the early 1870s, and it officially was recognized when the post office was established. Thirteen years later, the town was already fading and becoming a ghost town. At one time, the town had a cotton gin, blacksmith shop, a mercantile store, a saloon, post office, a school and more than a dozen dwellings. The post office was closed in 1883, and the town’s population continued to decline.

Floyd McKee is a native of Seguin. He is a retired Air Force Colonel and eight of his ancestors were among the 33 Rangers that organized and developed Walnut Springs and Seguin.

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