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Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

White - Force Cottage

 
 
White - Force Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
1. White - Force Cottage Marker
Inscription. This Italianate style cottage was built in 1859 by C. B. and Martha Todd White. Mrs. White, half sister of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, was an outspoken Southern patriot, who subjected the Lincolns to severe criticism, when the Northern press accused her of using a Presidential pass to smuggle medicine and other needed supplies “through the lines” to the Confederacy. Another sister, Elodie Todd, met her future husband, Col. N. H. R. Dawson, while visiting here.

Dr. Charles F. Force, son of the noted archivist and historian Peter Force, purchased the home in 1869. His widow Mary Matthews Force, one of the first postmistresses and their daughter, Miss Mary Force, a beloved teacher in the Selma schools lived out their lives here.

Purchased 1972 by the Sturdivant Museum Association

National Register of Historic Places Old Town Historic District 5-3-1978
 
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 24.828′ N, 87° 1.736′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on Mabry Street south of Jeff Davis Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 811 Mabry Street, Selma AL 36701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
White - Force Cottage Marker on Mabry Street image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
2. White - Force Cottage Marker on Mabry Street
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sturdivant Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Tyler Morgan House (about 400 feet away); Mabry - Jones Home (about 700 feet away); Fairoaks Square (about 700 feet away); “Fairoaks” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Interior Redoubt No. III (approx. mile away); Ware - Baker - Jones House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Last Stronghold Falls (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Selma.
 
Also see . . .  White-Force Cottage by the Sturdivant Museum Association. (Submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
White - Force Cottage & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
3. White - Force Cottage & Marker
Currently at the time this photo was made the house is undergoing renovations.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,011 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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