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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-29
Corporate Name: A. C. Miller Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. C. Miller Company, a division of Union Fork and Hoe Company, Columbus, Ohio. S & K with D. A. Sanders and R. D. Kesler.
Location: Jacksonville
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 21 years
Start Year: 1948
End Year: 1968
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1948 to 1968
Town: Jacksonville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Wooden dowels
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: Unknown
Historicial Development: D. A. Sanders and R. D. Kesler had a wood-working plant at Jacksonville. In 1948, they sold it to A. C. Miller Company of Ohio for $11,000. The plant was housed in a building 60-feet by 148-feet. A letter from Union Fork and Hoe Company in Columbus, Ohio, to the Texas Forest Service in 1968 revealed that the former had a sawmill operating under the name of the A. C. Miller Company at Jacksonville, in Cherokee County. The mill turned whole logs into wooden dowels. The waste products were being burned in a Reese Teepee burner, the pollution from which violated the standards of the Texas Air Control Board.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson