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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-268
Corporate Name: Maxwell Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Maxwell Lumber Company with G. J. Maxwell
Location: Jacksonville
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 30 years
Start Year: 1937
End Year: 1966
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1937 to 1966
Town: Jacksonville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
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: 12000: 1947
Capacity Comments: 12,000 to 15,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Portable sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: G. J. Maxwell, according to The Jacksonville Journal in 1947, had been sawmilling since 1917 at various places, including Old London, Jacksonville, and Gallatin. He located at Jacksonville in 1937. This small operation normally employed less than twenty-five workers. In 1947, Maxwell's cut was contracted to Holt Lumber Company at Rusk. The company was listed in the Samson editions of 1957 and 1966.
Research Date: MCJ 01-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson