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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-158
Corporate Name: Jeff Dowell
Local Name:
Owner Name: Jeff Dowell. G. A. McKnight.
Location: Two miles east of Smith at Pine
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1903 to 1907
Town: Pine
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
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
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: G. A. McKnight sold his sawmill, mill shed, and houses to Jeff Dowell. The plant was located two miles east of Smith in Upshur County on the N. W. Presnell survey. J. A. Knowles filed a mechanic's lien against McKnight after the latter sold the plant to Dowell. Dowell contracted his shingle cut to J. E. Efurd in May 1907.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M Johnson