Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-101
Corporate Name: M. E. Davidson
Local Name:
Owner Name: M. E. Davidson and W. H. Phillips.
Location: South of Holly
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1948
End Year: 1948
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1948
Town: South of Holly
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: Hercules power unit
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: M. E. Davidson, while having other sawmill interests in Houston County, bought an interest in a sawmill south of Holly in 1948 from W. H. Phillips, according to Houston County records. Property transferred included a Cunningham sawmill, an edger, two trimmers, a slab conveyor, a bull wheel, a sawmill shop, four wagons and four teams, an Hercules 130-horsepower power unit.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson