Samuel Nixon House

NW of Hertford on SR 1121, Hertford, North Carolina



Residence (1829-49) of Helper, author of THE IMPENDING CRISIS (1857), a book which condemned the institution of slavery for economic, though not moral, reasons. The publication was used for political purposes by the Republicans in the 1860 elections. Helper lived here for the first 20 years of his life, and returned in later years. The original log structure is now clapboarded and has modern frame additions. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 7, 1973

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1973
Reference number
NR name
Nixon, Samuel, House
Areas of significance
Commerce; Transportation; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1790; 1837