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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-105
Corporate Name: Darden Brothers
Local Name:
Owner Name: Darden Brothers. Sold to J. A. Stewart in 1914.
Location: Dialville
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 8 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1914
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1907 to 1914
Town: Dialville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 22 in 1906; 600 in 1928; 219 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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: Shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern
Historicial Development: Darden Brothers was listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907. W. J. Darden sold the shingle mill to J. A. Stewart, another Cherokee County shingle miller (see entry) in 1914 for $4662.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M Johnson