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Langston in Jackson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

History of Langston

 
 
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By David J Gaines, October 29, 2013
1. History of Langston Marker
Inscription. The small village of Coffeetown, located to the southeast of what is now Langston, was established in the 1810s. Coffeetown faded away in 1869 when most of its residents moved to Texas. It was then that James Morgan sold 15 acres in town lots and the town of Langston was born. The town was named for Langston Coffee, the first postmaster. When river transportation thrived in the 1800s and early 1900s, Langston prospered. Langston once had five physicians, a livery stable, stores, jail, school, Masonic lodge, movie theater, several churches, a post office, blacksmith shop, grist mill, and a steam operated cotton gin. The TVA project which built the Guntersville Dam in 1938 flooded this once prosperous town. It forced those who lived within the TVA boundaries to move. This left the skeleton of what was once a thriving town.
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Langston.
 
Location. 34° 32.266′ N, 86° 4.585′ W. Marker is in Langston, Alabama, in Jackson County. Marker is on Langston Road (County Road 67) west of Godwin Point Road (County Road 98), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located at the Langston Town Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Langston AL 35755, United States of America.
 
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History of Langston Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 29, 2013
2. History of Langston Marker
least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Section (approx. 5.9 miles away); Cathedral Caverns (approx. 9.2 miles away); Robert E. Jones, Jr. (approx. 9.4 miles away); Jackson County Courthouse And The Scottsboro Boys (approx. 9.6 miles away); Robert Thomas Scott (approx. 9.6 miles away); Gen. Andrew Jackson (approx. 9.6 miles away); Scottsboro Railroad Depot (approx. 9.8 miles away); Union Civil War Encampment in Scottsboro (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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