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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-32
Corporate Name: J. J. Carter
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. J. Carter
Location: Precinct No. 7, U. S. Census, 1860
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1860
Town: Precinct No. 7, U. S. Census, 1860
Company Town: 2
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: 20-horsepower 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: 750,000 feet of pine lumber during the reporting period of the 1860 Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: The J. J. Carter sawmill operation, according to the 1860 Census Products of Industry Schedule, was d to be a capital investment of $10,000, with $2,500 invested in 5,000 sawlogs. Nine men were employed at a total monthly wage of $234. The sawmill manufactured 750,000 feet of pine lumber valued at $8,400.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson