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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

Chase Oaks Golf Course -Sawtooth

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Turner-Chapman Gallery

This fine art gallery features the work of regional artists such as Ken Turner, Paulina Kearney, Lynda Counts, and Charles Fo...

All Saints Episcopal Church

Episcopal worship services were held in Cameron as early as 1860, though All Saints Episcopal Church was not organized as a m...

Blackwell House Museum

The Blackwell House is known as the oldest house in Canton. This residence was built for Henry F. Blackwell, II and his wife ...

Giddings Country Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...