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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MA-4
Corporate Name: A. H. Colleston
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. H. Colleston. A. V. Wright
Location: Lots 1,3, and 4, Block No 8, Vaughn (later Hughes) Addition, Jefferson
County: Marion
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1874
End Year: 1875
Decades: 1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1874 to 1875
Town: Jefferson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and shingles
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 shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: A. V. Wright, according to Marion County records, had a sawmill and shingle mill in the Vaughn Addition at Jefferson during 1874. A. H. Colleston bought the operation for $3,000 the following year. Equipment included the steam sawmill, the shingle mill, two yoke of oxen, a carry log, and one wagon.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M Johnson