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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-102
Corporate Name: R. O. Driscoll, Jr.
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. O. Driscoll, Jr.
Location: About fifteen miles southwest of Huntsville
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1908
Town: Southwest of Huntsville
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
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 and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Walker County records note that R. O. Driscoll, Jr., was sawmilling southwest of Huntsville in 1908, near the current-day Highway 30. Driscoll mortgaged nine oxen, three hundred acres of pine stumpage of the Cornelius G. Hoyt survey, his sawmill and its steam machinery, and a “planer” mill.
Research Date: MCJ 03-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson