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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-77
Corporate Name: Brunswick Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Brunswick Lumber Company: W. C. Hall, President
Location: Morrill, about four miles south of Wells, near Brunswick Switch
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1909
Town: Morrill, Brunswick Switch
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished 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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and a Hoyt planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern
Historicial Development: American Lumberman reported on June 9, 1906 that the Brunswick Lumber Company controlled about six million feet of lumber and intended to put up a small mill at Morrill. Local historical memory or tradition has little about this mill According to H. C. Polk, Jr., his father worked at the mill located at “the Morrill Orchard” shoeing horses for the outfit. Polk is probably referring to Morrill Orchard Company, a very large fruit company which required its own tram and switching operations as well as a crate and basket factory. Cherokee County registers record that Brunswick Lumber Company mortgaged in January 1907 with Joe Clevenger for a Hoyt planer and a knife grinder. In July 1907, Brunswick Lumber Company mortgaged with the Lufkin National Bank for $2,500, the collateral being “the sawmill plant & all bldgs & all lbr.” A notation in the county register reveals the lien was canceled on May 20, 1909.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M Johnson