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Gautier in Jackson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Fernando Gautier and Sons Sawmill

Fernando Gautier and Sons Sawmill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen Bell, March 4, 2009
1. Fernando Gautier and Sons Sawmill Marker
Inscription.  This sawmill operated on this site from 1867 till 1906, employing more than twenty local citizens and producing more than 30,000 board feet of lumber per day at its peak. The sawmill was well situated with easy access to the river, railroad, plentiful forests, and a nearby creosote plant. In 1906, after a hurricane severely damaged the plant and devastated the area's timber supply, Gautier closed the sawmill. Due to the contribution of the sawmill this area was named for Fernando Gautier in the 1890's.
Erected 2007 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 30° 22.845′ N, 88° 36.702′ W. Marker is in Gautier, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Graveline Road and De la Pointe Drive, on the right when traveling north on Graveline Road. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: Gautier MS 39553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Place (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Creosote Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Gautier Cemetery (approx. Ό mile away); Gautier School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jennie Orrell House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Twelve Oaks (approx. 0.6 miles away); New Era Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); McRae Family Cemetery (approx. Ύ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gautier.
More about this marker. The site is now a residence, so no photo was taken of the site itself.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2009, by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,494 times since then and 62 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 5, 2009, by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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