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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-84
Corporate Name: J. R. Wood
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. R. Wood. J. G. Town and W. M. Davidson.
Location: North of Winona in Smith County
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: North of Winona
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
Other
Power Source: Atlas and Ames steam machinery
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Atlas 11-inch by 18-inch steam engine, an Ames 10-inch by 12-inch steam engine, an Atlas 46-inch by 12-foot steam boiler, a sawmill, and a Ball and Williams planer.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. R. Wood owned and operated sawmills in Smith and Upshur counties during the years before and after 1900. Upshur County deed records note that Wood bought in 1907 1775 acres of pine stumpage and took a five-year lease of the mill site of J. G. Town and W. M. Davidson. The site was located on ten acres north of Winona, Smith County. Equipment included an Atlas 11-inch by 18-inch steam engine, an Ames 10-inch by 12-inch steam engine, an Atlas 46-inch by 12-foot steam boiler, a sawmill, and a Ball and Williams planer.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M Johnson