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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-382
Corporate Name: W. E. Pierce Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. E. Pierce Lumber Company
Location: One mile east of Jacksonville at Box 1503 on the Henderson Highway
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 21 years
Start Year: 1937
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1937 to 1957
Town: Jacksonville
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 8,067 in 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood and pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Diesel/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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: W. E. “Charlie” Pierce Lumber Company operated a gas/diesel sawmill, planer, and retail lumberyard one mile east of Jacksonville for twenty years. It was listed in Samson's 1957 edition of the Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 reported that Riley Pierce was the manager, supervising less than twenty-workers employees.
Research Date: MCJ 01-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson