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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TY-4
Corporate Name: Alva Carroll
Local Name:
Owner Name: Alva Carroll
Location: Doucette (Carroll Switch)
County: Tyler
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1890
End Year: 1891
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1890 to 1891
Town: Doucette (Carroll)
Company Town: 1
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
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: Texas and New Orleans
Historicial Development: Alva Carroll allegedly built a sawmill in this area in 1890. The tiny community was called Carroll's Switch. An unverified manuscript states that Pete Doucette bought the Carroll sawmill in 1891.
Research Date: MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: M Johnson