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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-63
Corporate Name: Ellrick Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Ellrick Lumber Company
Location: Center
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1946
End Year: 1946
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1946
Town: Center
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 165-horsepower butane Buda engine
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, 54-inch circular saws, No. 24 Wood planer, 16-ft carriage, edger, trimmer, cut-off saw, Ford log truck and trailer, mules, lumber carts, and five tenant houses.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Ellrick Lumber Company and sawmill at Center advertised itself for sale in 1946, in the pages of The Gulf Coast Lumberman.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson