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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-78
Corporate Name: Burke & Huddleston
Local Name:
Owner Name: Burke & Huddleston, possibly later Burke & Rucker. Singletary and Huddleston.
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1902
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1902 to 1907
Town: Unknown
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: Ames steam engine and boiler
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: #3 sawmill, a 56-inch saw, and a 3-saw Tower edger. 1907: sawmill and planer.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Burke & Huddleston accepted a mortgage transfer to W. S. Johnston from Dilley in the amount of $2,116 in 1902 on their equipment. It included a #3 sawmill, a 56-inch saw, an Ames engine, an Ames boiler, a 3-saw Tower edger. This may be the C. M. and E. Burke sawmill. See entry in data base. In 1907, a mortgage record in the county registers reveals that a Burke & Rucker sawmill operated in Cherokee County. This is probably C. M. Burke and M. E. Rucker, the latter a major lumber factor in the area. The firm of Rucker & Burke mortgaged in April, 1907, with W. C. Smith for $2,500 a boiler, a steam engine, a sawmill, a planer and planer sheds, twelve oxen, and two log wagons. This equipment belonged at one time to the Singletary and Huddleston mill.
Research Date: MCJ 1-24-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson