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Opelika in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lieutenant Colonel Dallas B. Smith

March 9, 1883 - August 1, 1935

 
 
Lieutenant Colonel Dallas B. Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 6, 2014
1. Lieutenant Colonel Dallas B. Smith Marker
Inscription. Dallas “Dal” Smith was a veteran of the First World War. During his time of service, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart and a Regimental Citation. He commanded the 3rd Battalion of the 167th Regiment. After the war, Lieutenant Colonel Smith served in several regional and national positions with the Veterans Insurance Program. The Armory was named in his honor in 1938. He is remembered for his community service in the Rotary Club, the Boy Scouts of America and the Masons.
 
Erected 2005 by the Opelika Historic Preservation Society and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
 
Location. 32° 39.374′ N, 85° 23.07′ W. Marker is in Opelika, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Avenue and North 6th Street, on the left when traveling east on 7th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 7th Avenue, Opelika AL 36801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salem Shotwell Covered Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Top Rock Millstone (approx. 0.3 miles away); Emmanuel Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Rosseau's Raid to East Alabama
Dallas B. Smith Building (Armory) (Built 1938) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 6, 2014
2. Dallas B. Smith Building (Armory) (Built 1938)
(approx. 0.6 miles away); South Railroad Avenue (approx. 0.7 miles away); Railroad Avenue Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lee County Courthouse / Lee County Probate Judges (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Opelika.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
Marker & armory image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 6, 2014
3. Marker & armory
Side of Armory image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 6, 2014
4. Side of Armory
Dallas B. Smith Funeral notice in newspaper image. Click for full size.
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5. Dallas B. Smith Funeral notice in newspaper
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   5. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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