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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-57
Corporate Name: J. C. Hill Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. C. Hill Lumber Company. The Vaughan Lumber Company leased the J. C. Hill Lumber Company in 1910.
Location: Dodge
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: About 1905 to 1910
Town: Dodge
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 67 in 1905
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: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: This company was first listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907 as a manufacturer of yellow pine lumber and red cypress lumber and shingles at Houston. The company also had at least two sawmills at or near Dodge before 1910. On February 1, 1910, J. C. Hill Lumber Company contracted with George C. Vaughan to sell its lumber to Vaughan for marketing. J. C. Hill Lumber accepted a mortgage from Ziegler & Killingsworth for a planing mill and sawmill located about just west of Dodge. The latter contracted its output to J. C. Hill Lumber and received permission to move the mill to “Blue Hole” about three miles northwest of Dodge on Wysinger Road.
Research Date: MCJ 03-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson