Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-248
Corporate Name: Lee Boone
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lee [Alfred] Boone and T. J. Martin
Location: Reynolds
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1914
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1914
Town: Reynolds
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and shingles
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 35-horsepower steam engine
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 shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Alfred Boone was operating a sawmill at Reynolds in 1906, according to Helen Woodell Crawford. A Boone and T. J. Martin mortgaged to Jacksonville State Bank for $400 two engines, a shingle mill, one wagon, eight oxen, and two horses in June 1909. Boone and T. J. Martin mortgaged to S. W. Summers for a boiler, an engine, and a sawmill in July, 1909. In May, 1910, A. B. Boone mortgaged to Jacksonville State Bank for $128 on May 10, 1910, seven mules, one wagon, a 35-horsepower steam engine, a shingle mill, and two saws. A. B. Boone on January 25, 1913, mortgaged to First National Bank at Jacksonville for $325 “one sawmill complete.” A. B. Boone in 1914 mortgaged to Dilley & Son for $785 a sawmill, boiler, and engine.
Research Date: MCJ 01-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson