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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-64
Corporate Name: Espy Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Espy Lumber Company
Location: Timpson
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1908 to 1910
Town: Timpson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 978 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Ties
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: Tie mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: On April 16, 1908, Espy Lumber Company mortgaged to Cason, Monk Co. for $148 a trimmer. The 1910 census records reveal that Espy was a “tie mill owner” at Precinct 7, residence 32, in Timpson.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson