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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-195
Corporate Name: Pace Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Pace Lumber Company
Location: Jackson
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 14 years
Start Year: 1915
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1915 to 1928
Town: Jackson
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 350 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwoods, yellow pine.
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: 25000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 25,000 feet daily; 30,000 on the planing mill
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: 1915: at least a sawmill. 1928: circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, trimmers, commissary
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Trinity & Brazos Valley
Historicial Development: The Pace Lumber Company was listed as sawmilling at Jackson in the 1915 Directory of American Sawmills. In 1928, it was again listed in Jackson (Montgomery County) as a circular sawmill cutting 25,000 feet daily of hardwoods and shortleaf yellow pine.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson