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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-260
Corporate Name: W. D. Eddins
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. D. Eddins
Location: East Hamilton
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1884
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1884
Town: East Hamilton
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: 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Railway and express at Marthaville, Louisiana
Historicial Development: The Eddins sawmill at East Hamilton was listed in an 1884 railroad directory. He also had a smaller mill at Bassett, in Bowie County.
Research Date: MCJ 03-02-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson