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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-55
Corporate Name: J. H. Childress
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. H. Childress
Location: Childress?, near the Culbertson place
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1908
Town: Childress?
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: Steam
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: Possibly a circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. H. Childress was operating a sawmill in Sabine County in 1908. He mortgaged the following to W. E. Taylor on January 22, 1908: one-quarter of the timber and one-half of the mill cut at the J. S. Culbertson place, and the boiler and steam engine, sawmill and carriage, saws.
Research Date: MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: M Johnson