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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-48
Corporate Name: Hill and (?)
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hill and (?)
Location: Henderson post office
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Henderson post office
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: 
Capacity Comments: 1,000,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: This small sawmill ran on an 8-horsepower steam engine and was d a capital value in the 1860 Census of $7,000. Seven men were paid a total monthly wage of $170. They, with $3,000 in raw materials, produced one million feet of lumber valued at $10,450.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson