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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NE-15
Corporate Name: Hartburg Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hartburg Lumber Company. See Barber Lumber Company and Southern Lumber Company, both of Hartburg.
Location: Hartburg, on the Kansas City Southern railroad: 87 and 12
County: Newton
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1920s
Town: Hartburg
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwoods
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: 40000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 40,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular saw and planing mills and dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Kansas City Southern and a company tram road
Historicial Development: The only Hartburg mill that appeared in the Southern Lumberman's 1928 directory of sawmills was that of the Hartburg Lumber Company, a 40,000 board feet per day circular sawmill plant. The mill produced rough and finished pine and hardwood products. It operated a 9-mile logging tram road. Hartburg was named for an Orange attorney.
Research Date: JKG 12-10-93, MCJ 01-23-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson