follow us on twitter   follow us on facebook  

Email Page Print Page

Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-36
Corporate Name: Edward (Edd) Horn Steam Saw and Grist Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Edward (Edd) Horn
Location: Near Rhonesboro, one-half mile from dam and lake
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Near Rhonesboro
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 15-horsepower steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 1,565,000 feet during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill. Two saws, one stone.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Edd Horn's sawmill near Rhonesboro is mentioned in Loyd's A History of Upshur County, Texas. It was located about a half-mile from the dam and lake. Horn built a trace to bring water to his plant. The Census of 1870 noted that this sawmill was d a capital investment of $1,000. Raw materials included $5,000 worth of logs and $4,000 worth in in 5,000 bushels of unmilled grain. Three men were employed for twelve months at a total wage of $1,000. The operation manufactured 1,565,000 feet of lumber valued at $22,475, and milled $5,000 worth of grain.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson