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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-297
Corporate Name: Powell Land & Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Powell Land & Lumber Company with Cade Powell
Location: Powell Mill Road at Rusk
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1910
End Year: 1913
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1910 to 1913
Town: Powell Mill Road at Rusk
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished 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 and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Powell Land & Lumber Company at Rusk on Powell Mill Road is documented in the Census of 1910. Not much is known about this time other than it was close to the E. T. Yates Lumber Company on Yates Mill Road, and that between the two lumber companies, the residential listings took six pages in the census. Quite a number must have been company tenant houses. Powell Land and Lumber Company on December 9, 1912, mortgaged to J. I. Case for $1,130 a portable steam engine and boiler. Powell Land and Lumber Company on March 15, 1913, mortgaged to Hall & Brown Machinery for $205 a Hall & Brown ripsaw and a Hall & Brown jointer.
Research Date: MCJ 01-30-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson