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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-97
Corporate Name: Chandler Brothers
Local Name:
Owner Name: Chandler Brothers
Location: Turney
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 22 years
Start Year: 1930
End Year: 1951
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: Early 1930s to 1951
Town: Turney
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 300 in 1928; 100 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: Southern Pacific
Historicial Development: Matt Chandler moved a sawmill into Turney during the early 1930s. E. R. and R. F. Chandler operated the sawmill along with a gin mill until fire destroyed their operation in 1951.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M Johnson