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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AN-48
Corporate Name: Martha Marlow
Local Name:
Owner Name: Martha Marlow
Location: Beat No. 1, Anderson County
County: Anderson
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Beat No. 1, Anderson County
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Weatherboard, flooring, scantling, sheathing, and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Water
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: During the reporting period of the Census: 30,000 feet of weatherboard; 30,000 feet of ceiling; 30,000 feet of flooring; 20,000 feet of scantling; and 10,000 feet of sheathing.
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: None
Historicial Development: Martha Marlow's mill had an invested capital of $1,000. It employed two men at an average monthly wage of $30 each and one woman (probably Mrs. Marlow) at $40 monthly. Raw materials included 800 pine logs at $400. It produced 30,000 feet of weatherboard ($345); 30,000 feet of ceiling ($345); 30,000 feet of flooring ($345); 20,000 feet of scantling ($250); and 10,000 feet of sheathing ($50). The mill also produced 1,000 bushels of meal valued at $1,200.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson