Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-236
Corporate Name: John Jackson Spain
Local Name:
Owner Name: John Jackson Spain
Location: Three miles north of Alto
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1865
End Year: 1875
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1865 to 1875
Town: Three miles north of Alto
Company Town: 0
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: Probably steam
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: John Jackson Spain, after the close of the Civil War, ran a plantation sawmill and a cotton gin on the Rusk-Linwood Road, three miles north of Alto, at the crossing of the Rusk-Linwood road and Alto-Hatchett Ferry. The benches of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, which are still in use, were manufactured by Spain.
Research Date: MCJ 01-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson