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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-251
Corporate Name: Grounds Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Grounds Lumber Company
Location: Alazan on Farm Market 225 west of Nacogdoches
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1937
End Year: 1937
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: This mill was on location for a year
Town: Alazan
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: None
Historicial Development: Grounds Lumber Company operated a sawmill at Alazan for one year, either in 1937 or 1938. Mr. Loyd Johnson, the father of Ms. Kathryn Johnson Hunter, worked as a night watchman at the mill. His two daughters assisted him by moving the sawdust for him. The company's headquarters were located at Mt. Enterprise, Rusk County.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson