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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-93
Corporate Name: J. V. Lankford
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. V. Lankford
Location: Redland, two miles north of Lufkin on Highway 59
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 8 years
Start Year: 1934
End Year: 1941
Decades: 1940-1949,1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1934 to 1941
Town: Redland
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Gasoline
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 10000: 1934
Capacity Comments: Probably 10,000 feet or more daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: J. V. Lankford operated sawmills at various sites in Angelina County for more than thirty years: just north and east of Redland in 1907 and 1908 at Davisville; four miles west of Lufkin from 1909 to 1912, at Iron Bridge three miles west of Lufkin from about 1914 to 1917, at Collwood (Hoshall) about 1917, at Manton/Platt from 1918 to 1919, on the Michelli Grant from 1920 to 1934, and at Redland from 1934 to 1941, when he retired. Very little has been recorded about his lumber business. Very little has been recorded about this sawmill's operation at Redland, other than it was powered by a small gasoline motor. Lankford probably had a small sawmill town.
Research Date: MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson