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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: OR-16
Corporate Name: J. T. Hart Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. T. Hart Lumber Company with John T. Hart
Location: Platillos Bluff on the Neches River
County: Orange
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1900
Town: Platillos Bluff on the Neches River
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: Unknown
Historicial Development: A contract entered into July 23, 1900, between J. T. Hart Lumber Company and R. L. Brady (of Hardin County) indicates that Hart was a sawmill firm contracting Brady to provide timber at Platillos Bluff on the Neches River. Either Hart had a mill at that site to saw the timber or he made arrangements to have it floated to the mill further down the Neches. The American Lumberman noted that month that the J. T. Hart Lumber Company of Orange County was completing its mill and soon to be in operation.
Research Date: MCJ 04-15-96
Prepared By: M Johnson