Giddings, Texas: Murderous Bill Longley's Grave

Texas outlaw Bill Longley supposedly killed 32 people before he was hanged in 1878.

Giddings Cemetery

W. Austin St., Giddings, TX
Giddings Cemetery. West edge of town. There are three entrances from the south side of US-290/W. Austin St. Take the middle entrance. Drive straight in, cross the first cross street, then look for a small group of trees on the right side. Bill is buried behind those trees, next to a small, low-to-the-ground historical marker.
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Historical marker for Murderous Bill Longley.

Murderous Bill Longley's Grave

Bill Longley was said to have killed 32 people. He was tried in Lee County and hanged in 1878 in Giddings.

[Erin Jatzlau, 01/20/2020]

A small historical plaque on the grave notes that the graveyard grew around it; when Bill was buried, it was outside the cemetery.

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