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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-132
Corporate Name: Frank T. Smith
Local Name:
Owner Name: Frank T. Smith and an individual named Looney
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1908
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Ties
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: Tie mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Frank T. Smith mortgaged on May 19, 1908, to Farmers and Merchants State Bank for $410 1,200 crossties. By the end of 1909, his sawmill site was identified as Smith & Looney: Smith for $250 mortgaged to J. E. Bagley “all lumber at Smith & Looney's sawmill, 6 oxen, 1 log wagon.” This sawmill may have been somewhere along the Cherokee and Nacogdoches county border, for a sawmill location named Looneyville was located in western Nacogdoches County at that time.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M Johnson