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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-127
Corporate Name: J. F. Cox and F. W. Baker
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. F. Cox and F. W. Baker. J. R. and E. E. Beakley.
Location: Five miles east of Conroe
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1921
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1920 to 1921
Town: East of Conroe
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: 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: Conroe, Byspot & Northern railway
Historicial Development: The Beakley sawmill of J. R. Beakley and E. E. Beakley was located adjacent to the tracks of the Conroe, Byspot & Northern tram railway, about five miles east of Conroe. The tramway was, at that time, the logging railroad for Delta Land & Timber Company at Conroe, Texas. In September, 1920, the Beakleys sold their mill to J. F. Cox and F. W. Baker for $1,400, with the mortgage registered in the San Jacinto County records. The equipment mortgaged included the sawmill, tools, boilers, and engines.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson