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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MS-15
Corporate Name: J M Hampton
Local Name:
Owner Name: J M Hampton, earlier Claud Hampton
Location: Naples (Belden)
County: Morris
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1928 to 1934
Town: Naples (Belden)
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 906 in 1905; 1800 in 1928; 843 in 1934.
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf rough and finished yellow pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam
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 daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, and trimmers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: Claud Hampton was listed in the 1928 Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills. J. M. Hampton had the mill when it was mentioned in the The Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book, October 1934. The mill could cut 10,000 feet daily of yellow pine lumber into rough and finished products.
Research Date: MCJ 04-02-96
Prepared By: M Johnson 4-9-94