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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-35
Corporate Name: Center Planing Mill and Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Center Planing Mill and Lumber Company
Location: Center
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Center
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 859 in 1905; 4000 in 1928; 2510 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: In 1905, the Houston East & West Texas at Tenaha; later the Gulf Coast & Santa Fe at Center
Historicial Development: The Center Planing Mill and Lumber Company at Center appeared in the January 1907 published records of the Lumbermen's Credit Association. The lumber company did not appear in the credit firm's published records of January 1905.
Research Date: JKG 11-29-93, MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson