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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MS-13
Corporate Name: H. L. Williams Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. L. Williams Lumber Company
Location: 203 Linda Drive, Daingerfield
County: Morris
Years in Operation: 24 years
Start Year: 1937
End Year: 1960
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1937 to at least 1960
Town: Daingerfield
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1000 in 1905, 4,000 in 1928; 1000 in 1934; 1,668 in 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwood 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: Unknown
Historicial Development: The H. L. Williams Lumber Company at Daingerfield is listed in the 1957 Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 noted that the Williams Lumber Company of Daingerfield had been established in 1937, employing less than fifty workers to manufacture pine and hardwood lumber. It was still listed in 1960.
Research Date: MCJ 04-02-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson