Ovett Land & Lumber Co.

Standard gauge

Headquarters: Ovett

Mill Location: Ovett, MS (Jones County)

Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1906-1912

Miles Operated: 2.5 miles in 1912

Locomotives Owned: 1




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History by Gil Hoffman:

The Ovett Land & Lumber Company began operations at Ovett, Jones County, in 1906. The company was composed of M. M. Hull, president, C. G. Hull and M. M. Hull, Jr., all of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.

In the latter part of 1911 the mill was remodeled and reopened after having been shut down for several months as a result of a timber dispute. At that time the logging railroad was rebuilt and four new Kilby log cars were purchased.

The mill closed in October 1912 after which the Hulls established the St. Tammany Lumber Manufacturing Company, with mill at Ramsay, Louisiana. The logging equipment at Ovett was transferred to Ramsay, LA.



















ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

1    Rod      Baldwin      80000

Purchased secondhand. Transferred to St. Tammany Lumber Manufacturing Co. #1, Ramsay, LA, by 5-1913.





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