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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-203
Corporate Name: Price and Collins
Local Name:
Owner Name: Price and Collins
Location: 19th Subdivision, 1870 Census, Danville post office
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 16 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1884
Town: Danville post office
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 1870: 60-horsepower and 24-horsepower steam engines
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 1,000,000 and 800,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the 1870 Census for two sawmills.
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Price & Collins operated a 60-horsepower steam sawmill and grist mill in Montgomery County for eight months during the census year ending June 1, 1870, producing 1,000,000 feet of lumber (valued at $15,000). James M. Collins operated a 24-horsepower steam saw and grist mill in Montgomery County for six months during the census year ending June 1, 1870, producing 800,000 feet of lumber (valued at $12,000). He was listed in the 1880 Census's population schedule at Precinct 4, Residence 134. In 1884, he appeared in a railroad directory with a sawmill listed at Montgomery.
Research Date: JKG 9-22-93, MCJ 03-21-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson