Giddings Travel Guide

  • Lee County Courthouse
    Lee County Courthouse
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  • Giddings Historic District
    Giddings Historic District
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  • Lee County Museum
    Lee County Museum
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    by Basaic Updated Mar 9, 2015

    Giddings is a town of about 4900 (Down 4% since 2000) located at the intersection of US Highways 77 and 290 in Lee County in the Prairies and Lakes Section of Texas. Giddings was settled in 1871, when the Houston and Texas Central Railroad came through the area, and was named for one or more of a few members of the Giddings Family. One was a local businessman and another was a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto. Many of the settlers were from other parts of Stephen F. Austin’s original settlements and some were Wendish settlers from the nearby town of Serbin. Giddings became the county seat of Lee County when that county was established in 1874. Lee County was named after the leader of the Confederate Army Robert E. Lee. The current Lee County Courthouse replaced the first courthouse which burned in 1897. It was completed in 1899 and is a beautiful example of the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture. The Lee County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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    by Basaic Written Mar 9, 2015

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    Giddings has a nice historic district with several buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. There are three locations in Giddings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I kinda liked the Sterling Theater which was built in 1918.

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  • Ramada - Giddings

    4002 E. Austin St., Giddings, TX, 78942, United St

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • BEST WESTERN Giddings Inn & Suites

    2161 E Hempstead Street, 78942

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Americas Best Value Inn

    1600 E Austin Street, Giddings, TX, 78942

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

  • Knights Inn Giddings

    389 W Austin St, 78942

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

  • Executive Inn

    3556 E Austin St, Giddings, TX 78942

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

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