Henry D. Clayton House

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Henry D. Clayton House
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Henry De Lamar Clayton House
Henry D. Clayton House is located in Alabama
Henry D. Clayton House
Henry D. Clayton House is located in the US
Henry D. Clayton House
Nearest city Clayton, Alabama
Coordinates 31°51′56.2″N 85°27′08.5″W / 31.865611°N 85.452361°W / 31.865611; -85.452361Coordinates: 31°51′56.2″N 85°27′08.5″W / 31.865611°N 85.452361°W / 31.865611; -85.452361
Built 1850
NRHP Reference # 76002259
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 8, 1976[1]
Designated NHL December 8, 1976[2]

Henry D. Clayton House, in Clayton, Alabama, was the birthplace and childhood home of Henry De Lamar Clayton, Jr., a legislator and judge. Clayton came to prominence while serving in the U.S. Congress as the author of the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914. This act that prohibited particular types of conduct that were deemed to not be in the best interest of a competitive market. He was appointed as a Federal District Judge in 1914, where he became recognized as an advocate for judicial reform.[2]

The plantation house was originally built by his father, Confederate General Henry DeLamar Clayton, Sr.. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.[2][3]

It is located 1 mile south of Clayton, off Alabama Bypass 30.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Henry D. Clayton House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2007-10-20. 
  3. ^ Dorothy K. Dickens; Ralph Christian; George R. Adams (February 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Henry D. Clayton House / Clayton Plantation" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 4 photos, exterior, from 1975. (3.10 MB)