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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-120
Corporate Name: Isaac Conroe
Local Name:
Owner Name: Isaac Conroe
Location: Conroe
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 14 years
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1893
Decades: 1880-1889,1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1880s and 1890s
Town: Conroe
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine 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: 15000: 1893
Capacity Comments: 15,000 feet daily in 1893
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Isaac Conroe was one of Montgomery County's most enduring sawmillers before 1900. His main offices and a sawmill were at Conroe but he operated mill locations at Egypt, about two miles to the southwest of the town; Haltom, location unknown; and his large sawmill at Beach, two miles east of Conroe, which he later sold to Trinity River Lumber Company. I. Conroe's sawmill at Conroe appeared in an 1884 lumber directory. In 1893, he was reported to be cutting 15,000 feet daily.
Research Date: JKG 10-25-93, MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson