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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 recanted his life of crime and killings just before the noose tightened around his...More
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)...More
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...More
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...More
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,...More