Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-71
Corporate Name: John A. Weatherly
Local Name:
Owner Name: John A. Weatherly. Brazil D. Cline and J. B. Jones.
Location: J. B. Jones land northwest of Huntsville
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1891
End Year: 1894
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1891 to 1894
Town: Northwest of Huntsville
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: 45-horsepower steam boiler
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: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: The Cline & Jones sawmill may have been in operation as early as 1891, for county records reveal that B. D. Cline had a sawmill he mortgaged to Mrs. Sallie Gibbs located “just above the town of Huntsville and consisting of one 45 hp. boiler, purchased from George W. Grant, which used to be located at Grant's Colony, 5 miles east of Huntsville; also 1 sawmill and fixtures which lately purchased from George W. Grant . . .”. The mill must have soon passed into the hands of John A. [W.?] Weatherly, for he was mortgaging the same equipment two years in a row, the second mortgaging noting that “This is known as the Cline mill, situated on J. B. Jones land northwest of Huntsville.”
Research Date: MCJ 03-31-96
Prepared By: M Johnson