Sam Bass' Death Site

Sam Bass' Death Site (HMGND)

Location: Round Rock, TX 78664 Williamson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 30.519', W 97° 40.753'

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An uneducated Indiana orphan who drifted to Texas as a youth, Sam Bass won fame racing his swift "Denton Mare", gambling, and robbing trains. A rich haul in Nebraska was followed by months of reckless spending. Bass liked to shower gold on people who fed or harbored him while he eluded law officers. In July 1878 he came to Round Rock to rob a bank, and was shot by Texas Rangers. Gallant to the last, refusing to name guilty partners, he became a hero to 19th century balladeers. His celebrated grave is situated in Old Round Rock Cemetery.
Marker Number9031
Year Placed1981
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 8:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 626737 N 3375891
Decimal Degrees30.50865000, -97.67921667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 30.519', W 97° 40.753'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 30' 31.14" N, 97° 40' 45.18" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 34 Round Rock Ave, Round Rock TX 78664, US
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