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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-48
Corporate Name: Arkansas Oak Flooring Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Arkansas Oak Flooring Company
Location: Rusk
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1951
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1951 to 1957
Town: Rusk
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood flooring
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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 planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Arkansas Oak Flooring Company was listed at Dayton in the 1957 edition of the Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. The Cherokee County History, noting that the Arkansas Oak Flooring Company, based in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, had constructed a mill near Rusk in 1951.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson