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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-27
Corporate Name: Horton & Bell
Local Name:
Owner Name: Horton & Bell
Location: Omen
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1884
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1884
Town: Omen
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
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Railway and express at Troup
Historicial Development: The Horton & Bell sawmill at Omen in Smith County was listed in an 1884 railroad directory with a rail connection at Troup.
Research Date: MCJ 04-16-96
Prepared By: M Johnson