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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-296
Corporate Name: Powell Land & Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Powell Land & Lumber Company with Cade Powell
Location: Maydelle
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1908 to 1910 (moved to Rusk)
Town: Maydelle
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber, then rough and finished lumber later
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 at first, planer added later
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: Powell Lumber, a sawmill and planing mill company supplying lumber to manufacturing companies, appeared on an Accounts Payable Statement, Lufkin Fence Company, Lufkin, Texas, Fence Plant, Exhibit A Sheet No. 4. In October, 1908, Powell Land and Lumber Company mortgaged to to W. Connally & Co for $223 a #106 gang edger. Powell Lumber was first organized at Maydelle in Cherokee County. Later, the company operated a planer at Rusk and then added a sawmill. The sawmill was moved there as well. W. T. Block notes that the census of 1910 devotes six pages to Powell Mill Road and Yates Mill Road. Cade Powell, the sawmill manager, lived at residence 100.
Research Date: MCJ 01-30-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson