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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

Navarro Mills Lake Hunting

Beginning on September 1, 2005, Navarro Mills Lake hunting regulations will change. All hunters must apply to the lake office...

Sulphur Springs Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Lock's Drug

At Lock's Drug you will find furnishings and equipment of a 19th-century doctor's office and drug store, along with an old-fa...

Indian Creek Golf Course -Lakes

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...