Mill Location: Tuckers Crossing, MS (Jones County)
Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day
Years of Operation: 1920-1925
Locomotives Owned: 2
See also: Jones
County Hardwood Co
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by Gil Hoffman:
The Long Branch Lumber Company was incorporated in Mississippi in May
1920 by D. K. Collins, L. K. Collins and others with authorized capital
stock of $40,000. The company's sawmill was on the Gulf, Mobile &
Northern Railroad, at Tuckers Crossing, about three miles south of Laurel.
On October 11, 1921, the sawmill burned but was rebuilt.
On January 31, 1925, the sawmill, logging railroad and equipment and
timber holdings were sold to C. K. Wells, A. B. Cleaney and I. K. Deblieux,
who formed the Jones County Hardwood Company
to operate the property.
|ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:
1 2T Shay Lima
Purchased from Monarch Lumber Co. #1, McLain, MS, on 5-4-20. Built as
R. S. Phillips #445 "Charlie," Ellisville, MS (wood rail),
renumb. #1; to Flood-Lyons Lumber Co., Narkeeta, MS, in 1908; to
Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Birmingham, AL; to W. M. Carter
Lumber Co., Laurel, MS, on 8-14-12; to J. H. Bostick, Ellisville Junction,
MS, on 5-26-13; to Monarch Lumber Co. #1, Monarch, MS, transferred to
McLain, MS, in early 1919. Sold to W. M. Tomlin Lumber Co. #1, Bucatunna,
MS, in 1926; to Brownlee Lumber Co. #1, Chickasaw, AL, on 12-17-28.
3 2T Shay Lima
Purchased from Wood-Russ Lumber Co. #3, Red Lick, MS, about 1921. Built
as Otter Creek Boom & Lumber Co. #5, Hambleton, WV; to Birmingham Rail
& Locomotive Co., Birmingham, AL; to Wood-Russ Lumber Co. #3, Red
Lick, MS, on 2-28-17. Sold to Jones County Hardwood Co. #3, Tuckers
Crossing, MS, on 1-31-25; to Jackson Mill Co. #3, Jackson, AL.