Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-63
Corporate Name: J. M. Hooper
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. M. Hooper
Location: Western District
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Western District
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 500,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the 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: According to records for the census of 1860, this steam-powered sawmill had $1,250 in pine logs. It produce 500,000 feet of pine plank valued at $6,000. He employed six men during that time at a total monthly wage of $150, and d the mill's value at $4,500.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson