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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LE-4
Corporate Name: E. W. Tilley
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. W. Tilley
Location: Leon District, 1860, U. S. Census
County: Leon
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Leon District, 1860, U. S. Census
Company Town: 0
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: 400,000 feet of 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: Tilley's saw mill was worth $2,000 in 1860. Its raw materials were worth $3,000. Tilley employed six men to whom he paid a total monthly wage of $125. The mill produced 400,000 feet of lumber worth $10,000.
Research Date: MCJ 03-11-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson