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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-11
Corporate Name: W. S. Wilkins & Son
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. S. Wilkins and W. S. Wilkins, Jr.
Location: Northwest of Longview, office at Longview
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1884
Town: Northwest of Longview, office at Longview
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine, rough and dressed lumber, shingles
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam
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, planing mill, shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: According to Gregg County records, S. and W. S. Wilkins, Jr., mortgaged to Buckeye Engine Company on their sawmill machinery located seventeen miles south by east from Gilmer on the C. H. Alexander Headright, a little to the northwest of Longview. The Wilkins & Son mill was listed in a railroad directory in 1884 at Longview. In 1880, W. F. S. Wilkins had a sawmill in nearby Precinct 4 of Harrison County.
Research Date: JKG 9-23-93, MCJ 04-19-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson