About a one-and-a-half hour drive northeast of Seguin is the small community of Evergreen, Texas, where one of Texas’s most notorious killers, Bill Longley, was born. Longley was born on Oct. 6, 1851, the sixth of 10 children to a Texas Revolutionary veteran, Campbell Longley.

Bill Longley was a ruthless murderer, killing his first victim at the age of 16. Growing up after the Civil War, he held strong racist views, and was adamantly opposed to the government’s reconstruction policy, a view that would lead to enough trouble that would eventually get him hanged.

Floyd McKee is a native of Seguin. He is a retired Air Force Colonel and eight of his ancestors were among the 33 Rangers that organized and developed Walnut Springs and Seguin.

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