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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-112
Corporate Name: J. H. Wedgeworth
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. H. Wedgeworth
Location: Unknown
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: Unknown
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: Atlas 8-inch by 10-inch steam engine
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 with a side edger
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. H. Wedgeworth was operating a sawmill in Shelby County in 1906. Some of his equipment (an Atlas 8-inch by 10-inch steam engine, an Atlas boiler, and a side edger) had been bought earlier from the Trammel Lumber Company, which may have been the successor to the Shelby County Lumber Company after its default in the early 1890s.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson