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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-163
Corporate Name: Hill Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hill Lumber Company
Location: Rusk
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1911
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1908 to 1911
Town: Rusk
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: 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: Sawmill and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Hill Lumber Company may be an evolvement of Hill, Worley, and Cone in Cherokee County. The Southern Lumberman reported in September 1908 that Hill Lumber Company was operating the sawmill during the day at Rusk and the planing mill at night. The company mortgaged to Mrs. Sallie M. Summers in 1909 for $3,000, pledging a sawmill, a planer, twenty-eight oxen, five log wagons, one engine and one boiler, and 300,000 feet of lumber. Hill Lumber Company mortgaged to W. Connally Co. in 1911 for $142 “one 3-saw gang edger complete.”
Research Date: MCJ 04-11-96
Prepared By: M Johnson