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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-27
Corporate Name: C. H. Covington & Son
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. H. Covington & Son
Location: Center, on the Tenaha Road
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1948
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1948 to 1957
Town: Center
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 4,323 in Census of 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber building materials
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: C. H. Covington & Sons were listed in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers, 1956-1958. Established as a partnership in 1948, the firm produced lumber building materials. C. H. Covington & Son at Center appeared in the 1957 edition of Nelson T. Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson