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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RR-74
Corporate Name: McKinney Lumber Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. B. McKinney, Owner. McKinney & Church.
Location: Annona, about seven miles east of Clarksville
County: Red River
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1966
End Year: 1975
Decades: 1960-1969,1970-1979
Period of Operation: 1960s and 1970s
Town: Annona
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwood 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: 4000: 1970
Capacity Comments: 4,000 feet daily
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: The McKinney Lumber Mill operated at Annona, some miles east of Clarksville, during the 1960s and 1970s. This small mill employed less than six men and produced about 4,000 feet of lumber daily. In 1966, it manufactured rough and dressed lumber. In 1973, McKinney produced 625,000 board feet with four employees. The mill sawed primarily gum, hickory, longleaf pine, and oak.
Research Date: MCJ 04-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson