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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-114
Corporate Name: Maddox Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Marvin Mattox and Charlie Maddox. Maddox Lumber Company
Location: Huntington, on Highway 59
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 22 years
Start Year: 1945
End Year: 1966
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1945 to 1966
Town: Huntington
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 1,039 in 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished 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: Southern Pacific
Historicial Development: According to Archie Birdsong Matthews, Marvin and Charlie Mattox were running a sawmill in 1952 on the outskirts of Huntington. Marvin Mattox at Huntington was listed in the 1957 Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 noted that Marvin Mattox at Huntington was a sole proprietorship, which began in 1945. Mattox employed less than ten workers. The Mattox Lumber Company at Huntington, according to Samson's directory of 1966, was employing eight people to produce rough and dressed lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson