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Attractions in Dallas County

White-Force Cottage

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This Italianate-style cottage is located beside the historic Sturdivant Hall in Selma, AL. It  was built in 1859 for Mr. and Mrs. Clement Billingslea White. Mrs. White was the former Martha Todd of Lexington, Kentucky, and a half-sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln. Mr. White was not a military person so the […]

Dallas County Public Lake

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Dallas County Public Lake is a compact site housing a good variety of habitats around a 100-acre lake-emergent lakeside edge, both second-growth and mature woodland and open pine-oak woods.  Upon leaving AL-41, look to the left on County Road 6. The cut-over area is full of Eastern Towhees, Eastern Bluebirds, Yellow-breasted Chats, Prairie and Palm […]

Live Oak Cemetery

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Live Oak Cemetery in Selma is a stunning image of the old South- antebellum mausoleums and grave sites framed by row upon row of massive live oaks, all draped in Spanish moss. The mature hardwoods are spaced in such a way as to provide excellent sight-lines into the trees. The live oaks house an excellent variety […]

Selma Interpretative Center

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 (Welcome Center to the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail) The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail was established by Congress in 1996, to commemorate the events, people, and route of the 1965 Voting Rights March in Alabama. The March route is a component of the National Trails System, and is administered by the National […]

Birding Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Dallas County, Alabama

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Old Cahawba Archaeological Park near Orville was chosen as the site for the Black Belt Birding Trail Advisory Group’s May meeting and, as a bonus, we conducted a 2-hour bird walk prior to the meeting. Although the Clear Creek Nature Trail is located just west of the Visitor’s Center, we chose to bird the Capitol […]