B. C. Lumber Co.

36" gauge, wood rail, later changed to steel rail

Headquarters: Meridian

Mill Location: Wautubbee, MS (Clarke County)

                        Section 10 T3N R14E

Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1910-1912

Miles Operated: 3.5 miles in 7-1912

Locomotives Owned: 1


4 log cars


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History by Gil Hoffman:

W. O. Chipman and J. M. Broach, members of the Meridian Lumber Company, of Meridian, MS, purchased the assets of the Pine Hill Lumber Company, at Wautubbee, Clarke County, on April 23, 1910 for $12,500. The purchase included sawmill, logging railroad and equipment and about 3,600 acres of timber in Clarke County, mostly east of the New Orleans & Northeastern Railroad. The plant was operated as the B. C. Lumber Company, a partnership.


In November 1912 the portable assets of the company (sawmill, logging railroad and equipment) were sold to E. S. Bostick, acting as agent for the Bostick Brothers, of Meridian.



















ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

?                  2T Shay         Lima                        1607                    11-1905                   22                    2-6x10                     23000

                                 Purchased from Pine Hill Lumber Co. #5, Wautubbee, MS, on 4-23-10.

Sold to Bostick Brothers, Wautubbee, MS, in 11-12-12; to Ruby Lumber Co., Wautubbee, MS, on 3-14-13; to John Lindsey Lumber Co. #2, Laurel, MS; to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1349, Atlanta, GA, on 8-24-18; to Gulf Naval Stores, New Orleans, LA (United Fruit Co.), on 3-19-19.






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