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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-121
Corporate Name: Isaac Conroe
Local Name:
Owner Name: Isaac Conroe
Location: Egypt
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1875
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1875
Town: Egypt
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: 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: Egypt & Montgomery
Historicial Development: A secondary source reports that Isaac Conroe had a sawmill at Egypt in 1875. Egypt today is located several miles south by west from Conroe. It was the general area of sawmilling from the 1870s to the 1890s, most notably led by the Oualline family. One of the steam logging tram roads was known as the Egypt & Montgomery. 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.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson