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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-45
Corporate Name: George Upchurch
Local Name:
Owner Name: George Upchurch
Location: Northwest of Rhonesboro and south of Winnsboro
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 31 years
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1930
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: About 1900 to the 1930s
Town: West of Rhonesboro
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
Power Source: Steam
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: Missouri, Kansas & Texas
Historicial Development: George Upchurch had a sawmill south of Winnsboro, according to "This Everlasting Sand Bed": Cultural Resources Investigations at the Texas Big Sandy Project, Wood and Upshur Counties, Texas. It operated from about 1900 to the 1930s.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson