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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-140
Corporate Name: Geo Devanny
Local Name:
Owner Name: Geo Devanny. Gamage & Gamage.
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1890
End Year: 1890
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1890
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Wagons and corn mill
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill, wagon factory, corn mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Geo Devanny owned and operated a wagon and spoke factory in Cherokee County during the 1890s. He mortgaged with Gamage & Gamage for an engine and boiler, a planer and engine, a planer and fellow machine, an axle lath, double spindle shaper, a saw machine and spoke machine, a sheer and punch machine, three blacksmith forges, a corn mill, and 106 wagons. In 1893, he mortgaged with Holcomb & Singletary for $325 two engines, a boiler, two planers, and four wagons.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M Johnson