The History of Hardymon Lumber


Researching the history of Hardymon Lumber has been an interesting experience that has led me back into the mid 1800's. Lumberyards have stood on the present site of Hardymon Lumber since the early days of Maysville.

In April 1869, W.B. Mathews started the Maysville Saw Mill.

In January 1877, Mathews changed the name of the sawmill to W.B. Mathews & Co.

By 1884 Mathews started selling doors, shingles, windows, etc.

In 1869 Mathews became a founding member and first board of directors of the Limestone Building Association.

By 1900 the business encompassed 5 acres of land and volume had increased by 40%.

By 1916 W.B. Mathews was tired of the lumber business and sold off the business to McAtee Case, he changed the name to Limestone Lumber.

In 1918 J.F. Hardymon came to Maysville from his hometown of Tollesboro, KY. He ran a very successful general contracting business. He rapidly gained recognition as first rank among the contractors of the state.

In 1927 J.F. Hardymon, with partner Everett V. Fleming, became president of Limestone Lumber.

In 1928 Hardymon changed the name to J.F. Hardymon & Co.

The company was then sold to Jerry Rains and Terry Teegarden on March 1, 1978.

At that time they changed the name to Hardymon Lumber, Inc.

January 1, 2014 Jerry Rains sold his share of Hardymon Lumber to the Teegarden family.

January 1, 2016 Terry Teegarden sold Hardymon Lumber to Nicholas Teegarden and Terry Cooley