Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-109
Corporate Name: Dowling Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Herbert Dowling and an unidentified partner
Location: Rt. 1, Box 370, Jacksonville
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 28 years
Start Year: 1960
End Year: 1987
Decades: 1960-1969,1970-1979,1980-1989
Period of Operation: 1960s to 1987
Town: Jacksonville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine logs and lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Diesel
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: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Dowling Lumber Company, located at Jacksonville, appeared in trade journal directories of sawmills from 1966 to 1987. It was a small mill, usually employing less than ten workers. It produced 2.3 million board feet in 1973. It was listed in the 1987 Directory of Forest Products Industries In Texas.
Research Date: JKG 12-9-93, MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson