Erata Lumber Co. (1903-1905)

R. C. Carter (1905-??)

42" gauge


Mill Location: Erata, MS (Jones County)

Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1903-?

Miles Operated

Locomotives Owned: 1




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History by Gil Hoffman:

The Erata Lumber Company was a partnership composed of J. E. Chandler, W. A. Gough and T. J. Burton. In June 1903 these men began buying timber around Erata, Jones County. On December 7, 1903, Chandler sold his interest in the partnership to Gough and Burton. This sale included the mill of the old Erata Mill Company, at Erata, of which Chandler was the owner, and which had been moved to Lansing, Miss. The mill was a Lane & Bodly circular type. A new mill site was purchased at Hawkes, about a mile southwest of Erata, and the mill moved there. On January 1, 1904, a locomotive, log cars and steel rails were purchased from R. C. Carter, of Pachuta, and W. M. Carter, of Haney.

On January 1, 1905 Gough and Burton resold their mill and logging railroad, along with their timber holdings, to R. C. Carter for $15,000.



















ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 


2?     2T Shay     Lima 543     11-1897     26     2-7x12     28000

Purchased from R. C. Carter #2 "Ben Holmes," Pachuta, MS, on 1-1-04. Resold to R. C. Carter, Erata, MS, on 10-25-05; to Southern Lumber & Timber Co., Hillsdale, MS.





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