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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-62
Corporate Name: James A. Harrison
Local Name:
Owner Name: James A. Harrison
Location: Midway, between Livingston and Woodville, also known as Pinckney
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1890
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: Early 1890s to early 1900s
Town: Midway, originally Wood's Creek then Morgansville, also known as Pinckney
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, cornmeal, cotton, shingles
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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, grist mill, shingle mill, cotton gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to Ruth Peebles, Jim Harrison operated a lumber mill, cotton gin, grist mill, shingle mill, and served as postmaster of Midway. Midway dates back to 1840; it was named after James Morgan. In the 1880s, it was known as Wood's Creek. She also notes that Pinckney, Midway, and Wood's Creek communities are known today as Midway.
Research Date: MCJ 02-27-96
Prepared By: M Johnson