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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-57
Corporate Name: B. T Acker
Local Name:
Owner Name: B. T. Acker
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1885
End Year: 1888
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1885 to 1888
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, cotton, cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 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, cotton gin, and corn mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: B. T. Acker mortgaged in the sum of $215 with Kingsland & Ferguson in 1885 for a sawmill, an engine, a boiler, a 60-saw gin, and a corn mill. The next year, Acker mortgaged with Comer, Farris, and Dial in 1886 for a an engine, a boiler, a saw and grist mill, two wagons, all lumber cut or to be cut, four oxen, and a cotton press and gin.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M Johnson