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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: BO-15
Corporate Name: Cecil Phillips Lumber Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Cecil Phillips Lumber Mill
Location: DeKalb
County: Bowie
Years in Operation: 22 years
Start Year: 1966
End Year: 1987
Decades: 1960-1969,1970-1979,1980-1989
Period of Operation: 1960s through 1980s
Town: DeKalb or De Kalb
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed hardwood 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 and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The sawmill operation of Cecil Phillips Lumber Mill at DeKalb lasted for more than twenty years. It appeared in the edition of Nelson Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas 1966. The mill produced rough lumber. It appeared as late as 1987 in a forest-products circular.
Research Date: MCJ 03-07-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson