Surry Lumber Company

Surry Lumber Company (HM1YKS)

Location: Dendron, VA 23839 Surry County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 2.776', W 76° 55.861'

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The Surry Lumber Company, chartered in 1885, was among the largest producers of yellow pine lumber on the East Coast. Here at Mussel Fork Plantation, the company constructed sawmills, box mills, dry kilns, employee housing, and a commissary. The town of Dendron, named after the Greek word for tree, developed around these facilities and by 1920 had more than 2,000 residents. Surry Lumber acquired land and timber in five counties, operated a narrow-gauge railroad, and established logging camps that grew into small towns. The company's timber supply was depleted during the 1920s, and its mills closed in 1927.
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HM NumberHM1YKS
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Year Placed2015
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 328280 N 4101748
Decimal Degrees37.04626667, -76.93101667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 2.776', W 76° 55.861'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 2' 46.56" N, 76° 55' 51.66" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3000-3138 VA-31, Dendron VA 23839, US
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