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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-13
Corporate Name: A. G. Morrow
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. G. Morrow
Location: In 1870 at Precinct 4, post office Henderson.
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Precinct 4, P.O. Henderson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: In 1870, cornmeal and lumber.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 16-horsepower steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: In 1870, 150,000 feet of lumber and 1,000 bushels of cornmeal at sixty bushels daily during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: In 1870, sawmill and grist mill with saw and stone.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern at Henderson in 1870
Historicial Development: A. G. Morrow was enumerated as having a sawmill and grist mill in Precinct 4, Rusk County, in 1870. The mills were worth, respectively, $600 each. In 1870, 150,000 feet of lumber worth worth $1,000 and 1,000 bushels of cornmeal worth $1,000 were produced. The enumerator listed damage as the reason for the low gross value of the milled lumber. The mills employed three men who received a total combined wage of $200.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson