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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-177
Corporate Name: A. L. Morgan
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. L. Morgan. A. P. Phillips. J. Q. Holman.
Location: 200 acres on Wilson Palmer headright survey eight miles south of Gilmer
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1907
Town: On Wilson Palmer headright survey
Company Town: 1
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 planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: A. P. Phillips earlier leased a site on which J. Q. Holman had built a sawmill. Phillips in 1907 leased the 200 acres of the land, located on Wilson Palmer, to A. L. Morgan with an option for Morgan to either lease the mill and mill site or to erect a new mill. The improvements and site would revert to Phillips in five years. Seven days later Morgan took a timber deed with W. M. Dunagan on sixty acres of timber. J. Q. Holman sold for $1490 his sawmill plant located eight miles south of Gilmer to A. L. Morgan in October 1907, including the mill, shed, planer, mill houses, and the edger.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson