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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NE-8
Corporate Name: Adsul Lumber Company: Adams-Sullivan Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Adsul Lumber Company with George Adams, Jr. and Thomas B. Sullivan. Davis Lumber Company.
Location: About three miles from Adsul, north of Call, at Calvary Crossroads
County: Newton
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1913
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1908 to about 1913
Town: Adsul
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 20000: 1908
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Orange and Northwestern
Historicial Development: The Adsul Lumber Company bought the mill of the Davis Lumber Company in September 1908,j which was cutting 20,000 feet daily. It was located about three miles from Adsul and had enough standing long leaf timber to log for five years. The Adsul Lumber Company earlier had built a sawmill in Adsul.
Research Date: JKG 9-1-93, MCJ 12-08-95
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson