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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-181
Corporate Name: Dolinski, Davis, Greer, Horsell
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. D. Knight. Phillip Dolinski, C. G. Davis, and J. B. Greer, P. W. T. Horsell.
Location: About fourteen miles from east of Gilmer
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: About 1904 to 1907
Town: East of Gilmer
Company Town: 1
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: A 12-inch by 14-inch Atlas 50-horsepower Atlas steam engine
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: Fisher and Davis sawmill, a 3-saw Dixie edger, a Hall & Brown 12-inch planer-molder, two gummers, a shingle machine, three log wagons, houses, sheds
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: H. D. Knight, according to Upshur County deed records, had been timber leases in Upshur County since 1904. Timber stands included areas in the I. W. Hathcox, William Britton, and Dickson Parker surveys. A deed record filed in 1907 reflects that Knight's mill was then in operation, and located about fourteen miles east from Gilmer. H. D. Knight sold his sawmill plant to Phillip Dolinski, C. G. Davis, and J. B. Greer, P. W. T. Horsell on 6 February 1907 for $16,800. The plant and property included 515 acres of pine timber, a shingle mill, a Fisher and Davis sawmill, a 12-inch by 14-inch Atlas 50-horsepower Atlas boiler, a 3-saw Dixie edger, a Hall & Brown 12-inch planer-molder, two gummers, a shingle machine, three log wagons, houses, sheds, and 250,000 feet of lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson