Zion Hill, TX (Guadalupe County)


By: Laurie E. Jasinski

Type: General Entry

Published: September 20, 2006


Zion Hill is a tiny rural community located off State Highway 123 about seven miles south of Seguin in south central Guadalupe County. This African-American settlement began sometime after the Civil War, and in 1877 Zion Hill had its own school. The school, however, was not listed among the Guadalupe County school districts in 1905. Highway maps of the 1930s showed a church and cemetery in the area. By the late twentieth century Zion Hill was a dispersed rural community, and the most visible reminders of the early settlement were Zion Hill Baptist Church and the cemetery. In 2000 Zion Hill had a population of thirty.

Josephine Blume Seeliger Etlinger, Sweetest You Can Find: Life in Eastern Guadalupe County, Texas, 1851–1951 (San Antonio: Watercress Press, 1987).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Laurie E. Jasinski, “Zion Hill, TX (Guadalupe County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 07, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/zion-hill-tx-guadalupe-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

September 20, 2006

Place
Zion Hill
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1350752
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Guadalupe County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 29.47578900°
  • Longitude: -97.93167040°
Population Counts
People Year
595 2009