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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-66
Corporate Name: J. R. Morrow
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. R. Morrow. B. A. Eastham
Location: Ten miles north of Huntsville
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1904 to 1906
Town: North of Huntsville
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 2,485 in 1906; 9000 in 1928
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 boiler and engine.
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 12000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 12,000
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill, planers, and general store
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: The J. R. Morrow sawmill was producing 12,000 feet daily in 1906. Morrow bought the Eastham plant in March,1905. Equipment included a steam boiler and engine, a carriage, saws, planers, four log wagons, and oxen, for $6,500. Eastham also agreed to sell stumpage at fifty cents per one thousand feet of lumber and for stacked and dressed lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 6-20-94
Prepared By: M. Johnson