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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-247
Corporate Name: L. T. Willingham
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. T. Willingham
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1895
End Year: 1895
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1895
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam
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 grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Cherokee County records reveal that L. T. Willingham mortgaged with Mrs. C. Hammett for the “entire output of sawmill, also 1 20hp engine & boiler, 1 shop saw, 1 lumber wagon, also 26' Coleman grist mill” in 1895. Willingham apparently was operating a sawmill and grist mill plant in Cherokee County at that time.
Research Date: MCJ 01-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson