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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-315
Corporate Name: Rhodes Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Rhodes Lumber Company
Location: West Highway 69, Alto
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1980
End Year: 1990
Decades: 1980-1989,1990-1999
Period of Operation: 1980s to 1990
Town: Alto
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pallet materials, ties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Electric
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: None
Historicial Development: Rhodes family members have operated the Rhodes Lumber Company in Alto on west Highway 69 since the 1980s. The electric sawmill and planer saws ties and manufactures pallet materials.
Research Date: MCJ 01-30-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson