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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JA-57
Corporate Name: J. S. Hunt Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. S. Hunt Lumber Company, of Nacogdoches
Location: Jasper
County: Jasper
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1920
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1920s
Town: Jasper
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 5,000 in 1928; 3393 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: J. S. Hunt Lumber Company was reported by The Gulf Coast Lumberman to be moving some of its machinery to its new sawmill at Jasper. It is not known if the mill even operated under the Hunt Lumber name. It was not listed in the 1928 edition of the Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills. According to The Gulf Coast Lumberman, the J. S. Hunt Lumber Company was incorporated in 1926 at Nacogdoches with a stock capitalization of $30,000. The officers were A. W. Hunt, L. H. Hunt, and L. C. Hunt. It may have used The Farmers & Merchants Lumber Company to either do its logging or handle its retailing. J. S. Hunt Lumber Company also had a sawmill at Willis from 1928 to 1957, and one at Grapeland in 1928. Lacy H. Hunt served as president in October 1943. All of the Hunts were partners in Tilford-Hunt Lumber Company, which owned mills at Chireno (1915) and Nacogdoches (ca. 1905 to 1943).
Research Date: MCJ 01-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson