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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-64
Corporate Name: J. N. Hooton
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. N. Hooton
Location: Graceton, east of Gilmer
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1889
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880s
Town: Graceton
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cotton and cornmeal
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 and grist mill and cotton gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: G. H. Baird noted in his work that J. N. Hooton operated a cotton gin, sawmill, and grist mill at Graceton during the 1880s.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson