Henry Clay Mills House

Henry Clay Mills House

The Henry Clay Mills House was a historic house in Van Buren, Arkansas. This modest frame house was built in 1892 by Henry Clay Mills, an African-American former slave turned businessman.

Mills was born into slavery on June 5, 1847 in Lauderdale County, Alabama, and after the US Civil War worked for many years as a laborer on a plantation near Mulberry, Arkansas.

He eventually developed a moving and shipping business in Van Buren, typifying advancement of African-Americans of the period from agricultural to non-agricultural economic opportunities.

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

It has apparently been demolished, and was delisted on January 26, 2018.