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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-201
Corporate Name: J. O. Cawthorn
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. O. Cawthorn. J. E. Evans.
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1892
End Year: 1892
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1892
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, cotton, and cornmeal
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: #4 Eureka & Ferguson, gin, and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. O. Cawthorn mortgaged form J. F. Evans in 1892 for sawmill machinery, engine, boiler, attachments, etc., for a steam sawmill, gin and grist mill. In August, 1892, Charles Hurry mortgaged with J. O. Cawthorn for sawmill machinery, which included an Ames engine and boiler, a circular saw and saw frame, a 30-foot log carriage, a log wagon, and six oxen.
Research Date: MCJ 01-26-96
Prepared By: M Johnson