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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-48
Corporate Name: H. C. Williams
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. C. Williams
Location: Gilmer
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1928 to 1934
Town: Gilmer
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1,758 in 1905; 5,000 in 1928; 1963 in 1934.
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow pine
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: 15000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 15,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, trimmers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: H. C. Williams had a sawmill and planing mill at Gilmer in 1928. He was one of two mills among seven at Gilmer that survived the Great Depression.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson