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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-114
Corporate Name: Honea Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Honea Lumber Company. John H. Galloway, M. M. Galloway, and Paul Galloway. G. W. Gwin.
Location: Leonidas, near Arnold's Switch, five miles west of Conroe
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1910
End Year: 1915
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1910 to 1915
Town: Leonidas
Company Town: 2
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: 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: The Honea Lumber Company sawed timber and milled lumber for a few years at Leonidas, also known at times as Arnold's Switch. The little community was located about five miles west of Conroe, adjacent to the tracks of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe. According to W. T. Block, of Nederland, the Honea Lumber Company, G. W. Gwin the owner, sold a boiler in August, 1910, to G. W. Horton. In 1915, the Galloways owned the sawmill. That July, the Galloways brokered 75,000 feet of lumber to a noted Conroe merchant and lumber factor, John Wahrenberger.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson