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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-52
Corporate Name: H. C. Doan
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. C. Doan
Location: At or near Beckville
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1903
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1903
Town: At or near Beckville
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 606 in 1905
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: Trinity, Sabine and Northwestern, later the Texas & Gulf (Waterman tram road)
Historicial Development: H. C. Doan owned a sawmill at or near Beckville in 1903. According to the county records, Doan contracted with M. H. Daniels for $600 and $7.00 per thousand feet of lumber to sell his sawmill cut to Daniels for sixty days.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M Johnson