Standard gauge, -lb rail
Mill Location: Ellisville, MS (Jones County)
Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day
Years of Operation: 1900-1903
Locomotives Owned: 1 known
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by Gil Hoffman:
The Tallahala Lumber Company was incorporated at Ellisville, Jones County
on January 2, 1900, by B. F. Fridge, T. W. Collins, O. P. Jordan and C. G.
Steadman with authorized capital stock of $20,000. By late 1900 a sawmill
had been built at Ellisville and placed in operation. A logging railroad was
also constructed which crossed the Tallahala Creek on a steel bridge. By
November 1902 controlling interest in the company was in the hands of E. P.
Denkmann, of Rock Island, Illinois. On July 26, 1903, the sawmill was
destroyed by fire for a loss of about $75,000. Although the sawmill was not
rebuilt, the company continued in existence, buying considerable timber
acreage in Perry County.
On June 8, 1917, the company purchased the holdings of the Easterling
Lumber Company, at Ora, Covington County, and established a logging
operation in Perry County, shipping the logs to Ora over the G. & S. I.
|ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:
? 4-4-0 Baldwin
Purchased from New Orleans & Northeastern #225, on 9-20-00. Cost
$3,500. Built as Cincinnati Southern Ry. #18; to New Orleans &
Northeastern #225, in 12-1884. Baldwin class 8-28 C 179