Bonnie and Clyde
Notorious outlaws ravaged the southwest during the Depression years of 1932-33-34.
Spent time around Winnsboro, but never committed any known crimes. An accomplice lived west of own who provided food, ammunition and a hideout. Criminal pair often visited local restaurants and drygoods stores, but never caused problems. After two or three days they would disappear, then return in several weeks. . . always on the run.
Their last recorded Winnsboro visit was May 1934 to pick up guns and ammunition. Posse set trap, but ambush failed, outlaws escaped the net of the law to Louisiana. Bonnie and Clyde boasted they would never be taken alive. They met their fate in a shoot-out near Gibsland, LA. May 23, 1934.
Those who live by the sword perish by the sword.
Dedicated to the memory of the nine law enforcement officers who gave their lives in pursuit of Bonnie and Clyde.
Erected by Winnsboro Preservation League.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Law Enforcement. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1934.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Winnsboro Depot (a few steps from this marker); Boom Town (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of Winnsboro (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church of Winnsboro (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church of Winnsboro (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carlock - Wilkinson Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Carlock Home, 1903 (approx. ¼ mile away); Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Winnsboro (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winnsboro.
Regarding Bonnie and Clyde. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker hid out with an accomplice who lived near Winnsboro, Bonnie and Clyde occasionally visited downtown Winnsboro to eat, shop, and (rumor has it) to pick up a supply of ammunition in front of the depot. Winnsboro was one of the last places the notorious duo were known to stop before their death in Louisiana in May 1934.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,218 times since then and 267 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.