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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-131
Corporate Name: J. T. Ramsey Mill
Local Name: Timpson
Owner Name: J. T. Ramsey Mill
Location: Timpson
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 and 1907
Town: Timpson
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 978 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed 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: 20000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas, and Texas & New Orleans intersect at Timpson; Texas & Gulf (Waterman tram road).
Historicial Development: The Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association editions of 1905 and 1907 list the J. T. Ramsey mill as the Ramsey Lumber Company. Southern Industrial and Lumber Review in 1906 noted that the daily cutting capacity was 20,000 feet.
Research Date: LT 08-17-93, MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: L Turner, M Johnson