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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-118
Corporate Name: E. S. Bolton
Local Name:
Owner Name: Ervine Seguine Bolton
Location: Old Sand Springs, near Gent
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1865
End Year: 1865
Decades: 1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1865
Town: Old Sand Springs, near Gent
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: Steam
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 and cotton gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: E. S. Bolton established a cotton gin and sawmill in the old Sand Springs area, near Gent. He used oxen to haul lumber into Jacksonville for home building. Edward Bolton remembered often when he and his brothers hauled lumber by wagon to Jacksonville.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson