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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-174
Corporate Name: Isaac W. Fisher
Local Name:
Owner Name: Isaac W. Fisher
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Five-horsepower water wheel
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 30,000 feet of pine lumber and 1,200 bushels of cornmeal during the reporting period of the Census
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sash saw
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: During the census year ending June 1, 1870, Isaac W. Fisher ran a saw and grist mill in Cherokee County. He had materials of 200 logs (valued at $150) and 1,000 bushels of corn. The five-horsepower water-powered mill cut 30,000 feet of pine lumber (valued at $300) and produced 1200 bushels of corn meal (valued at $1350) in six months of operation.
Research Date: JKG 9-21-93, MCJ 01-26-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland