Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-33
Corporate Name: Durham & (?) Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Durham & (?) Sawmill
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
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 26-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: 120,000 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: The Durham sawmill was d a capital investment of $3,500, according to the Census of 1870. Raw materials included $200 worth of logs Six men were employed in the sawmill for two months at a total wage of $480. The operation manufactured 120,000 feet of pine lumber valued at $1,800.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson