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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MA-25
Corporate Name: George W. Keene (Keen)
Local Name:
Owner Name: Leased by Richard O. and Alsidon W. Wood, 1868. George W. Keene (Keen).
Location: On lots fronting Main Street in Jefferson
County: Marion
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1868
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1868 to 1870
Town: Jefferson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Marion County Deeds of Trust that the George W. Keen sawmill was located on lots fronting Main Street, during the later 1860s. In 1868, Keen leased the sawmill for two years to R. O. and A. W. Wood. Marion County records identify Keene as both “Keen” and “Keene.” Keene owned another mill site about two miles southeast of Jefferson, which he sold to to T. B. Borst in 1870.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson