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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-114
Corporate Name: J. J. Harris Lumber Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. J. Harris
Location: Timpson
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Timpson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 978 in 1905; 7000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwoods; vehicle dimension stock.
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: 15000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 15,000 feet daily on the sawmill and 20,000 on the planing mill in 1928.
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, trimmers, dry kilns.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East and West Texas, Santa Fe, Timpson & Henderson
Historicial Development: J. J. Harris early in the century operated a sawmill southwest of Center in Shelby County. Some thereafter he opened a sawmill at Timpson. See J. J. Harris entry at Center.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson