A. C. Schryver Lumber Co.

36" gauge, 25, 30 & 35-lb rail


Mill Location: Louisville, MS (Winston County)

Mill Capacity: 75,000 ft/day (3 mills combined)

Years of Operation: 1911-1921

Miles Operated: 7 miles in 1917

Locomotives Owned: 2

Other Equipment:


See also:

R. L. Mitchell Lumber Co.

D. L. Fair Lumber Co.


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History by Gil Hoffman:

Albert C. Schryver began his lumbering career in Chicago in the 1870's. From there he moved to San Antonio, Texas where he was associated with the firm of Martin & Schryver, railroad contractors. In 1908 he established at lumber operation at Lake, Mississippi under the name Scott County Lumber Company. After cutting out in the summer of 1909, he moved to Forest, Scott County.

 In early 1911 Schryver purchased about 25,000,000 feet of shortleaf timber near Louisville, Winston County, and in September 1911 began a sawmill operation at Louisville under the name A. C. Schryver Lumber Company.

 The company's sawmills were about nine miles out in the country from Louisville, while the planing mill and dry kilns were in Louisville. Mules were used to haul the lumber from the sawmills to the planing mill while a narrow gauge railroad was used to haul logs to the mills. The company made a specialty of long joists, short dimension, heavy timbers and dressed finish. By 1918 the company was operating three sawmills with a combined output of 75,000 feet daily, and controlled the output of three more mills giving it a combined output of more than 100,000 feet per day. It also owned about 7,000 acres of shortleaf pine timber land and had timber rights on about 5,000 more acres.

 After A. C. Schryver's death, on April 17, 1916, his widow, Olive Schryver became sole owner of the sawmill business. L. H. Stubblefield, who had been with the company for six years as bookkeeper and assistant manager, then took over as manager. In March 1921 the entire holdings were sold to the R. L. Mitchell Lumber Company.




















ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

20-A Shay        2-7x12  26"                                                                                                                        36" gauge    

 #?               Lima       1540               12-1905     Kaufman Stave & Lumber Co. #1, Spot, TN (wood rail); to Louis C. Mathey, Spot, TN; to A. C. Schryver Lumber Co., Louisville, MS, in 3-1921; R. L. Mitchell Lbr. Co., Louisville, MS; For sale 7-1922. (GHH)


22-B  Shay            8x8          26 "                                                                                                                                                             36" gauge     

#1                     Lima                         2064       12-1907         Tallahatta Lbr. Co. #4, Chunky, Miss.; to Climax Saw Mill Co., Climax, AL by 11-1918;  to A. C. Schryver Lumber Co., Louisville, MS; to R. L. Mitchell Lumber Co. #1, Louisville, MS, in 3-1921; to  D. L. Fair Lbr. Co. #4, Louisville, MS in 2-1926, For sale 2-1929. (GHH)






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