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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-324
Corporate Name: Robert Lee Trantham
Local Name:
Owner Name: Robert Lee Trantham
Location: Jowell's Chapel
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1911
End Year: 1914
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1911 to 1914
Town: Jowell's Chapel
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Possibly a circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Robert Lee Trantham operated a sawmill at Jowell's Chapel from 1911 to 1914. It was then moved to Irontown.
Research Date: MCJ 01-30-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson