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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-18
Corporate Name: Carter Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Carter Lumber Company. Mrs. J. W. Carter
Location: Bettie, about six miles north of Gilmer on the Cotton Belt
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1907
Town: Bettie
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 284 in 1905
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: According to the Lumbermen's Credit Association, Mrs. J. W. Carter operated a saw mill at Bettie in January 1905. By 1907, the company was known as the Carter Lumber Company.
Research Date: JKG 9-28-93, MCJ 5-20-95
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson