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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-30
Corporate Name: A. Faris
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. Faris
Location: On Tail's Creek, near Pinetown, on Ft. Houston Road
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: 1849 to 1850
Town: Tail's Creek
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and plank
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Water
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: A. Faris operated a water-powered sawmill in Cherokee County during the census year ending June 1, 1850. During that time he produced 18,000 feet of “plank” (valued at $1800), and employed six men, earning $13 each per month. Faris's mill was valued at $1500.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson