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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-13
Corporate Name: Adkins & Taylor Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Adkins and Taylor Sawmill
Location: Two miles west of Marshall
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1858
End Year: 1858
Decades: 1850-1859
Period of Operation: 1858
Town: West of Marshall
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwood lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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: None
Historicial Development: The Harrison Flag announced on July 10, 1858, that “Cheap Lumber-A Chance for All to Build” was available at the Adkins and Taylor sawmill two miles west of Marshall. The proprietors would accept besides stated prices “anything valued or produced on a plantation. . . from a hen egg to an ox or his hide and tallow.” Every Saturday they would grind corn, or at anytime if at least ten bushels were brought in.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M Johnson