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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-206
Corporate Name: J. T. Tribble
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. T. Tribble
Location: Rusk
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1884
End Year: 1892
Decades: 1880-1889,1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1884 to 1890s
Town: Rusk
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: 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: J. T. Tribble sawmilled in Cherokee County during the 1880s and 1890s. The Census of 1880 enumerates him as living at Rusk. An 1884 railroad directory locates his mill at Rusk. For $225 he mortgaged with R. W. Finley, Agent, a 10-inch by 20-inch Lane and Bodley steam engine, on May 28, 1891. The following August, Tribble mortgaged with Keating an Erie steam engine. J. T. Tribble mortgaged with E. H. Lane for $400 an engine, boiler, resaw and all machinery in November of 1892. The lien was canceled December 21, 1893.
Research Date: MCJ 01-26-96
Prepared By: M Johnson