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Bill Longley Historical Marker - Giddings City Cemetery

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Address: West Hwy. 290, Giddings, TX 78942
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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While in Giddings, this is a nice history stop if you dig graveyards--no pun intended! Longley was a real Texas outlaw and gunslinger, with many notches on his belt. He supposedly... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

While in Giddings, this is a nice history stop if you dig graveyards--no pun intended! Longley was a real Texas outlaw and gunslinger, with many notches on his belt. He supposedly recanted his life of crime and killings just before the noose tightened around his neck.

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Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Interesting short paragraph synopsis of his circumstances and death is definitely worth reading. Makes you want to learn more . But more interesting is this Giddings City Cemetery as a whole for its history and documentation ( through markers and generations of families buried together) of the history of Giddings/ Lee County. From the iron cross markers to state of... More 

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Giddings, Texas
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

It doesn't hurt any that this marker is part of my family's heritage!! Read about Bill Longley - he was certainly an interesting character and although he was one of the early serial killers, it's kind of cool to have a link to such a story! ;)

Thank litlmissy65
Abilene, Texas
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

We have some of our folks buried at the Giddings Cemetery. Since we were there, we decided to follow the signs and arrows to his grave. The historical marker gave a good description of his life. Longley was one outlaw that repented which was good for him or at least he said he did before they hung him.

Thank Sharon S
Dallas, TX
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

This is the final resting place of legendary Texas outlaw and gunfighter, William "Bill" Longley [1851-1878]. Located in the Giddings City Cemetery, west of town, the grave is well marked and includes a Texas Historical Marker. A knee-high petrified-wood marker once stood over the grave, but has been eroded by time and visitors over the years. A interesting stop for... More 

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