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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NE-45
Corporate Name: J. Bradfeld Longleaf Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. Bradfeld Longleaf Lumber Company
Location: near Wiergate
County: Newton
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1920s
Town: Wiergate
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 4000 in 1928; 1521 in 1934.
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwood timbers
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: 30000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 30,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: A complete sawmill with circular, dry kilns, planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: G&N
Historicial Development: The J. Bradfeld Longleaf Lumber Company appeared in the 1928 issue of the Southern Lumberman's directory of sawmills. It was rated at 30,000 board feet per day and was located near the town of Wiergate. J. Bradfeld Longleaf Lumber was not listed at Wiergate in the The Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book, October 1934.
Research Date: JKG 12-20-93, MCJ 01-23-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson