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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-44
Corporate Name: George Edgar Lumber
Local Name:
Owner Name: George Edgar Lumber
Location: Two miles out of Hemphill on Highway 87
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1987
End Year: 1996
Decades: 1980-1989,1990-1999
Period of Operation: 1987 to 1996
Town: Hemphill
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Electric
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: The George Edgar Lumber firm at Hemphill was listed in the 1987 Forest Products Industries in Texas. Drayton Speights has noted that the company had a planer, mill pond, and dry kiln. Machinery is powered by electricity.
Research Date: MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson