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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MA-15
Corporate Name: David W. Mims
Local Name:
Owner Name: David W. Mims bought from E. A. Taylor
Location: Unknown
County: Marion
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1876
End Year: 1876
Decades: 1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1876
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: Sawmill, planing mill, and cotton gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Marion County Deed Records reveal that David W. Mims bought a combined milling operation of a sawmill, a grist mill, 144 acres, and a cotton gin in 1876 from E. A. Taylor.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson