Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-163
Corporate Name: Lewis & Ashford
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lewis & G. F. Ashford
Location: Unknown
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 15-horsepower gasoline engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: American Standard #2 sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: G. F. Ashford and a Mr. Lewis were operating a sawmill in Shelby County in 1907. They mortgaged to A. E. Herrington for a 15-horsepower gasoline engine that powered an American Standard #2 sawmill. Later that year G. F. Ashford mortgaged to First National Bank of Center for $470 “all the timber and lumber made from 114 acres of the B. Estes Survey, also one engine and 1 sawmill & all fixtures.”
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M Johnson