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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-147
Corporate Name: Grady Franklin
Local Name:
Owner Name: Grady Franklin
Location: One mile east of Cuney on Highway 175
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1978
End Year: 1988
Decades: 1970-1979,1980-1989
Period of Operation: 1978 to 1988
Town: East of Cuney
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, ties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Diesel
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: Grady Franklin operated a tie mill and diesel sawmill one mile east of Cuney in Cherokee County for ten years. He did his own logging.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson