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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-123
Corporate Name: Elijah Earle
Local Name:
Owner Name: Elijah Earle
Location: Earle's Chapel and other locations in Cherokee County
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 21 years
Start Year: 1850
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1850s to 1870s
Town: Earl's Chapel
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: Water
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: Saw and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to a typed manuscript from the Cherokee County Historical Commission, Elijah Earle operated a multi-function milling operation, producing cornmeal and lumber, at several places in Cherokee County for twenty-odd years. His mill ran at Gum Creek, later Jacksonville, and finally cutting timbers for the International & Great Northern at Earle's Chapel.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson