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WANDERER'S RETREAT. Wanderer's Retreat, on the old New Braunfels-Seguin road in northwestern Guadalupe County, was the estate of Jacob De Cordova, who surveyed the eleven-league grant of Antonio Esnaurrizar, cut the lands into several hundred farms, and superintended their sale. The estate supposedly received the name Wanderer's Retreat because De Cordova welcomed adventurers, many of whom stayed on as cowboys.


Willie Mae Weinert, An Authentic History of Guadalupe County (Seguin, Texas: Seguin Enterprise, 1951; rpt. 1976).

Oscar Haas


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Oscar Haas, "WANDERER'S RETREAT," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.