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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-349
Corporate Name: Southern Pine Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Southern Pine Lumber Company. Liles Box Factory.
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1949
End Year: 1949
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1949
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Boxes, veneer
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: Box factory and veneer factory and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to Cherokee County records, the Liles Box Factory sold its plant to Southern Pine Lumber Company for $100 in 1949. Equipment included a planer mill with a Yates planer and a Yates 54-inch resaw powered by steam boiler and engine and an UD 18 125-horsepower engine an 80-ft steam dry kiln; a Ross lift; a 60-ft by 90-ft building; a 60-ft by 10-ft' building; and a veneer mill.
Research Date: MCJ 01-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson