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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-24
Corporate Name: George McSpaddin
Local Name:
Owner Name: George McSpaddin
Location: About sixteen miles northwest of Tyler and several southwest of Mt. Sylvan
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1866
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: About 1866 until about 1870
Town: Northwest of Tyler
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and probably cornmeal
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 and probably grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: George McSpaddin, according to Dr. Woldert, who was raised in Tyler from the age of four in 1849, had a sawmill southwest of Mt. Sylvan for several years among heavy pine stumpage.
Research Date: MCJ 04-16-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson