Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-226
Corporate Name: Joe C. Rushing
Local Name:
Owner Name: Joe C. Rushing
Location: “Old Jacksonville” on Gum Creek
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1853
End Year: 1853
Decades: 1850-1859
Period of Operation: Before 1853
Town: “Old Jacksonville” on Mud Creek
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Water
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: Sash sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: According to Helen Crawford, Joe C. Rushing, prior to 1853, operated a sash sawmill at “Old Jacksonville” on Gum Creek.
Research Date: MCJ 01-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson