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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-155
Corporate Name: J. L. Goodwin.
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. L. Beene. J. L. and T. E. Goodwin. Charlie Graves.
Location: On the old C. P. Graves place seven miles northeast of Gilmer
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 8 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1913
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1913
Town: On the old C. P. Graves place seven miles northeast of Gilmer
Company Town: 1
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
Other
Power Source: Steam
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: In 1907 A. L. Beene owned and operated a sawmill on the old C. P. Graves homestead in Upshur County. That year Beene contracted with J. L. and T. E. Goodwin to have the latter log and supply his mill with sawtimber. Goodwin apparently took over the mill from Beene, for on 22 December 1906 Charlie Graves contracted to continue the lease on his sawmill located on his land, about seven miles northeast of Gilmer until 1 January 1913.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson