Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-31
Corporate Name: Dixon & (?) Saw and Grist Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Dixon & (?) Saw and Grist Mill
Location: Unknown
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 20-horsepower steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 225,000 feet of pine lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Dixon (handwriting on the manuscript is almost illegible) sawmill was d a capital investment of $1,000, according to the census of 1870. Raw materials included $2,725 worth of wood and pine logs, and $15,600 worth of 15,600 bushels of unmilled corn. Eight men were employed for twelve months at a total wage of $2,000. The operation manufactured 225,000 feet of lumber valued at $4,500, and milled $18,200 worth of cornmeal.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson