Ashville in St. Clair County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Dalco Obed Langston
A native of Oakvale, Mississippi, Mr. Langston was born in 1904 and died in Ashville in 1997. After he graduated from Mississippi College, Mississippi State University, and Auburn University, he taught in Mississippi before settling his family in Ashville.
He was a passionate educator for twenty- four years and served as Superintendent of Education in St. Clair County for four years. Mr. Langston spent much of his career teaching at the original Ashville High School, which was located where D.O. Langston Park is today.
Mr. Langston was a member of the Masonic Lodge Order of the Eastern Star, the Alabama Education Association, and National Education Association. He was also honored as a Who's Who among Educators in America.
Beyond his career, Mr. Langston passionately served his community through volunteerism and charitable acts. He was called upon to be a Deacon at First Baptist Church of Ashville and dedicated himself to God, his wife,
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 33° 50.04′ N, 86° 15.102′ W. Marker is in Ashville, Alabama, in St. Clair County. Marker is on 8th Street, 0.1 miles south of 8th Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 8th St, Ashville AL 35953, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Ash (within shouting distance of this marker); Assassination Site of Sgt. E. Frank Harrison (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dean / Inzer House (approx. ¼ mile away); A County Older Than The State, St. Clair (approx. ¼ mile away); John Looney House (approx. 3½ miles away); Union United Methodist Church (approx. 5 miles away); Original Site of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church (approx. 7½ miles away); Battle of “Ten Islands” (approx. 11.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashville.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.