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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-360
Corporate Name: T. H. and G. L. Johnson
Local Name:
Owner Name: T. H. and G. Johnson
Location: Possibly in northeast part of Cherokee County
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: About 1849 to the 1850s
Town: Unknown
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: Animals: horses
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 10,000 feet of plank during the reporting period of the Census
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: T. H. and G. Johnson operated a sawmill in Cherokee County during the census year ending June 1, 1850. Using horses for power, they manufactured 10,000 feet of “plank” (valued at $1250), and employed two men, possibly themselves (each making $16 monthly). Their mill was valued at $1000.
Research Date: MCJ 01-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson