History and Location of Davis Sawmill

Other Names: None

Years: 1877 – 1880

Structure Exists?  No

Historic Site Location Precision:  100 meters

The following text is extracted from John F. McGrain, The Molinography of Maryland, Expanded, 2007 Edition for Posting Online at the Maryland State Archives.

Joseph T. Davis was proprietor of a sawmill and a dealer in lumber, peach, and berry boxes at Federalsburg. Shown in Dorchester County atlas of 1877 [There was no atlas published of Caroline County]. The 1880 census of manufactures listed E. F. Davis and Co. with $2500 investment in a sawmill with 1 employee, 1 each circular and Mule saw. An 8-foot fall on Nanticoke drove a 3-foot Rich wheel at 200 rpm that developed 8 hp to cut 63,000 ft ($945) over a 6-month season. Davis did none of the logging. The mill was actually on Davis Mill Pond Branch. Location was 26-C-5 in the ADC Street Atlas, opposite the terminus of Md. 313.

(HCLN is History of Caroline County, Maryland, Caroline County Schools, J. W. Stowell Printing Co., Federalsburg, 1920.)

Davis Sawmill in the Historic Landscape

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