Standard gauge, 35-lb rail
Mill Location: Narkeeta, MS (Kemper County) 1921-25
Keysville, MS (Kemper Co.) 1926-30
Mill Capacity: 30,000 ft/day
Years of Operation: 1921-1930
Miles Operated: 9 miles
Locomotives Owned: 2
Kilby pattern No. 42 log cars in first-class condition, with toggle
patent chain stakes, cars 40,000 capacity.
Lidgerwood double drum hoist rapid loader with swing boom, water tanks,
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by Gil Hoffman:
Sucarnochee Lumber Company was incorporated at Narkeeta, Kemper County, on
March 5, 1921, by J. E. Tartt, of Meridian, W. I. Denton, of Meridian and H.
C. Beelman, of Chicago, IL, with authorized capital stock of $100,000. On
December 28, 1921, the company bought the timber and sawmill plants at
Narkeeta and Akron, Kemper County, belonging to J. E. Tartt in return for
$48,000 in capital stock in the Sucarnochee Lumber Company issued to Tartt.
One locomotive was obtained with the mill at Akron. W. I. Denton was manager
and M. Thompson was superintendent. The sawmill at Narkeeta, on the Mobile
& Ohio Railroad, was of the circular type with a cutting capacity of
30,000 feet per day and included a planing mill. This mill cut out in late
1925 and was moved to Keysville, MS, in 1926.
Sucarnochee mill, which had cut out at Narkeeta in late 1925, was purchased
in 1926 by J. D. Keys and moved to Keysville, Kemper County, three miles
east of DeKalb on the DeKalb & Western Railroad. M. Thompson was general
manager. The Keysville mill cut out in 1930.
|ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:
Purchased from Emporia Manufacturing Co. #15, Emporia, VA., in
Transferred to Keysville, MS, in 1926, same road no.
2T Shay Lima
Purchased from J. E. Tartt, Akron, MS, on 12-28-21.
as Three Forks Coal Mining Co. #3, Chaffie, WV (42 inch gauge); to Chaffie
Coal Co. #3, Chaffie, WV, changed to standard gauge in 1913; to
Pittsburgh Equipment Co., Pittsburgh, PA; to J. E.
Tartt, Akron, MS, about 8-1921.
to Keysville, MS, in 1926, same road no.
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