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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-75
Corporate Name: Brown & Pavletich Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Brown & Pavletich Lumber Company. Haden Brown and Berryman “Pete” Pavletich.
Location: Highway 69 South, Box 487, Jacksonville
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1951
End Year: 1960
Decades: 1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1951 to the early 1960s
Town: Jacksonville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 8,067 in 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Flooring and pine lumber
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Haden Brown and Berryman “Pete” Pavletich, according to the Cherokee County History, built a mill near Jacksonville after 1951. It produced “natural wood flooring in building construction” until “synthetic floor coverings” replaced natural wood in the 1960s. Samson's 1957 edition of Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas reported that it milled pine lumber. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 noted the plant began in 1951 under Pete Pavletich and Hayden Brown; they supervised more than twenty-five workers.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson