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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-81
Corporate Name: Henry M. Smith
Local Name:
Owner Name: Henry M. Smith or the Smith Lumber Company
Location: Huntington
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 19 years
Start Year: 1940
End Year: 1958
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1940 to 1958
Town: Huntington
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 1,039 in 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine 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: None
Historicial Development: H. M. Smith's sawmill at Huntington was noted in the 1957 Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 noted that Henry M. Smith of Huntington began his sawmill in 1940. Smith employed less than ten workers to manufacture pine lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson