Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HD-57
Corporate Name: Nona-Fletcher Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Nona-Fletcher Lumber Company, reorganized from the Benton Lumber Company. Ben Hooks.
Location: Fletcher
County: Hardin
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1930
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: About 1920 to 1930
Town: Fletcher
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 1,500 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Longleaf and shortleaf yellow pine
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: 45000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 45,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, trimmers, dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Coast & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: The Nona-Fletcher Lumber Company, previously of Nona, operated a sawmill site and community at Fletcher, Hardin County, in 1928.
Research Date: MCJ 03-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson