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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-53
Corporate Name: J. Earl King
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. Earl King
Location: Three-quarters mile outside of Hemphill on right side of Highway 87
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1915
End Year: 1915
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1915
Town: Near Hemphill
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: “Good sized mill”
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: Drayton Speights, life-long resident and lumberman of Sabine County, recalled the J. Earl King sawmill of 1915 in Sabine County. Speights reported that it was a “good-sized mill,” located about three-quarters of a mile outside of Hemphill along the right side of Highway 87.
Research Date: MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson