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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-59
Corporate Name: J. S. Webb Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. S. Webb Lumber Company
Location: Geneva
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 15 years
Start Year: 1944
End Year: 1958
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1944 to 1958
Town: Geneva
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood, pine.
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: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: W. Hall told Vernon Beasley about the “Johnny Webb” circular sawmill located at Geneva during the 1940s. The J. S. Webb Lumber Company at Geneva was listed in the 1957 edition of Nelson T. Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas and in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958. The latter noted that the portable sawmill plant had been established in 1944. It manufactured pine and hardwood lumber with less than twenty-five employees.
Research Date: MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson