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Giddings, Texas

Established on H&TC Railroad when track was laid from Brenham to Austin in 1871, Giddings was settled chiefly by Wendish immigrants who moved to the railroad from Serbin community 6 miles south. Notorious outlaw Bill Longley hanged here on October 11, 1878. There is an historical marker at the grave in the cemetery on U.S. 290 at the west city limit. Increasing oil production in the area is Gidding's major activity, while the area is also rich in lignite, fuller's earth, and clay.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Giddings, TX

Texas Baptist Historical Center & Museum

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Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour

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Casino Beach Golf Academy

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Park

Visiting Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is an enjoyable experience on two levels. First, the expansive park gro...