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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-178
Corporate Name: C. R. Davis
Local Name:
Owner Name: S. K. Elms. W. C. Barnwell. C. R. Davis
Location: One and a quarter miles from Gilmer on the C. R. Davis land
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Outside of Gilmer
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam engine and boiler
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, planer, boiler, engine, mules, wagons, buildings, sheds, corrals
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: S. K. Elms sold to W. C. Barnwell a sawmill plant for $5,750 on 30 August 1907. The sale included the following property: the sawmill and its machinery, a planer, a boiler, an engine, ten mules, four wagons, various buildings, sheds, and corrals. The plant was located on C. R. Davis land about one and a quarter miles from Gilmer. W. C. Barnwell sold his sawmill site to C. R. Davis at the end of 1907 for $1,600. The site was probably located about one and three-quarters mile south of Gilmer on C. R. Davis land, which had once belonged to S. K. Elms. Also leased was timber ten inches and up on land about two miles south of Gilmer. Property included the sale was the sawmill, the boiler, engine, planer, twelve mules, and four wagons (two road, two log).
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson