Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-77
Corporate Name: John Todd
Local Name:
Owner Name: John Todd
Location: La Fayette
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1884
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1884
Town: La Fayette
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles
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: Shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Railway and express at Pittsburgh
Historicial Development: The John Todd shingle mill at La Fayette was listed in an 1884 railroad directory. A J. R. Todd was also listed as having a shingle mill at Bettie, Upshur County, in the same directory.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson