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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-74
Corporate Name: Broome & Marlowe
Local Name:
Owner Name: Cicero Broome and William F. Marlowe
Location: Five miles east of Rusk, west of Tail's Creek near old Pine Town
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1859
Decades: 1850-1859
Period of Operation: 1859
Town: East of Rusk near old Pine Town
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 10000: 1859
Capacity Comments: 10,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: According to the Cherokee County History, Cicero Broome and William F. Marlowe operated a 10,000 foot-a-day sawmill five miles east of Rusk in 1859. They had purchased 1,610 acres on the William Box Survey and placed a steam-powered sawmill there. It was adjacent to the Fort Houston Road, southwest of Pine Town between the Neches River and Tail's Creek.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson