“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dade City in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)


Whitehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, August 16, 2008
1. Whitehouse Marker
Inscription. Whitehouse Road marks the south boundary of land settled about 1842 by James Gibbons under the Armed Occupation Act. The first Fort Dade Post Office was established there in 1845. In that year, Gibbons' widow, Mary, wed William Kendrick, Captain of the Fort Dade Militia. Their whitewashed, two-story split board home and trading post was the beginning of Dade City. At the end of the Seminole Wars, Sampson, a free Negro serving the Army as Indian Interpreter, fell in love with Rose, a Whitehouse slave, purchased her from Captain Kendrick, and married her. The location of the plantation cemetery is no longer known.
Erected 1982 by Pasco Board of County Commissioners and The Historical Preservation Committee.
Location. 28° 22.403′ N, 82° 11.363′ W. Marker is in Dade City, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is at the intersection of Lakeland Road (U.S. 98) and 301 (U.S. 301), on the left when traveling north on Lakeland Road. Click for map. In the "Y" intersection where US 301 and US 98 split to go southwest and southeast. Marker is in this post office area: Dade City FL 33523, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jones' Nursing Home
Whitehouse Marker, looking North image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, August 16, 2008
2. Whitehouse Marker, looking North
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dade City Grammar School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dade City Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of World War II Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Mary's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pasco County (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dade City.
Categories. African AmericansLandmarksMilitaryNative AmericansNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
Whitehouse Marker, looking South image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, August 16, 2008
3. Whitehouse Marker, looking South
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,883 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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