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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-45
Corporate Name: Coletown Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hymens Brothers owned Coletown Lumber Company, which John B. Payton leased in 1893 to 1894.
Location: Coletown
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1893
End Year: 1894
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1893 and 1894
Town: Coletown (ghost town)
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished 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 and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: On April 5, 1893, Payton contracted with Hymens Brothers to run his steam sawmill and planer, and to extend for the next year $6 per 1,000 feet of lumber. On August 1, 1894 Payton agreed to sell all lumber made by Coleman Lumber Company at 10% commission.
Research Date: MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson