Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-212
Corporate Name: J. W. and O C. Hinsman Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. W. and O C. Hinsman Lumber Company
Location: Alto, west side of Cotton Belt, south of Highway 21
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1930
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: Late 1920s to early 1930s
Town: Alto
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 3500 in 1928; 1053 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
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: Sawmill, dry kilns.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern
Historicial Development: J. W. and O C. Hinsman Lumber Company was located south of the Alto tomato canning plant, three hundred yards south of Highway 21. Its kilns burned early in the 1930s.
Research Date: JKG 10-12-93, MCJ 01-26-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson