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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-228
Corporate Name: Smith & Smith
Local Name:
Owner Name: Smith & Smith
Location: Precinct No. 2, U. S. Census, 1870, in or near Shelbyville
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: In or near Shelbyville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and grain and cotton
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: 10-horsepower steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 60,000 feet of lumber and 750 bushels of cornmeal during the reporting period of the Census
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill and cotton gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Smith & Smith operated a multi-purpose steam mill (valued at $3,000) in Shelby County according to the 1870 Census, which manufactured lumber, ground grain, and ginned cotton. They employed three men for three months for a total wage of $1,200. Raw materials included $150 in logs, 5,200 bushels of corn worth $5,200, and hundreds of thousands of pounds of cotton. The mill produced 60,000 feet of lumber worth $600, $5,720 worth of cornmeal, and cotton seed worth $13,500 and ginned cotton worth $18,300.
Research Date: MCJ 03-02-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson