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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-341
Corporate Name: Sam A. Cobb, Sr. & John Taylor
Local Name:
Owner Name: Sam A. Cobb, Sr. & John Taylor
Location: Carey Lake
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1900
Town: Carey Lake
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: Steam boilers
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern, Texas & New Orleans (Southern Pacific), St Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: Sam A. Cobb, Sr., and John Taylor operated a “large” sawmill at Carey Lake sometime around the turn of the century, according to Bernard Mayfield.
Research Date: MCJ 01-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson