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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-72
Corporate Name: Bolton Bros. Lumber Co., Inc.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bolton Bros. Lumber Co., Inc. with Jimmy L. Bolton, Owner
Location: Jacksonville
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1987
End Year: 1996
Decades: 1980-1989,1990-1999
Period of Operation: 1987 to 1996
Town: Jacksonville
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and pallets
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: 20000: 1893
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily in 1993
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, one single band/carriage headrig, one circular headrig, one cant gang/edger
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: This operation may be a continuation of the L. M. Bolton lumber company in Jacksonville of 1966. In the 1987 Forest Products Industries in Texas is listed the Bolton Bros. Lumber Co., Inc. as Jacksonville, with Jimmy L. Bolton, Owner. In 1993, the mill employed ten workers in its box factory and pallet mill. The plant could cut 20,000-feet daily of lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson