Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-253
Corporate Name: Luther Francis “Frank” Hill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Luther Francis “Frank” Hill
Location: Three miles east of Alto
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880s
Town: East of Alto
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, syrup, hogs
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, syrup mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Rail and express at Rusk
Historicial Development: Frank Hill ran a sawmill, a syrup mill, and raised hogs three miles east of Alto in the 1880s.
Research Date: MCJ 01-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson