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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-138
Corporate Name: J. O. Bennette
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. O. H. Bennette
Location: Conroe
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Conroe
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 1,009 in 1906
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Ties
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: Santa Fe, International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: After selling his mill at Bennette to Peach River Lumber Company, he had a mill in Conroe in 1907 according to the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907. The following year he would purchase another mill, at McGregor Station, three miles north of Conroe.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson