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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-13
Corporate Name: A. P. Wherry
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. P. Wherry
Location: Long Branch
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1870
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1870 to 1880
Town: Long Branch
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 300 in 1890
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably 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 and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Railway and express at Henderson in 1870
Historicial Development: According to Webb, A. P. Wherry had established a sawmill and grist mill at Long Branch before 1880. Wherry was also in the lumber business in Rusk County at nearby Pinehill. Long Branch derived its name from a long, sandy branch of the Murvaul Bayou.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson