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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-31
Corporate Name: G. B. Carter Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. B. Carter Lumber Company
Location: Dayton Highway, Cleveland
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1954
End Year: 1960
Decades: 1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1954 to 1960
Town: Cleveland
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 5,183 in Census of 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood board road lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 lists the G. B. Carter Lumber Company. Established in 1954, about ten workers produce board road lumber. G. B. Carter Lumber Company operated a sawmill at Dime Box in 1957, according to Nelson Samson's directory of East Texas sawmills in 1957. The company was listed in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1960.
Research Date: MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson