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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-39
Corporate Name: J. Watts Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. Watts Sawmill
Location: Several miles south of Liberty Hill and just east of the Belzoria Road.
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1854
End Year: 1854
Decades: 1850-1859
Period of Operation: From 1854
Town: South of Liberty Hill
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: 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: Unknown
Historicial Development: The J. Watts sawmill, according to the Texas Big Sandy Project map, was located in Wood County in 1854 several miles south of Liberty Hill and just east of the Belzoria Road. Any records prior to 1879 were destroyed by fire at the county courthouse. The census of 1860 and 1870 for Wood County, Texas, needs to be checked.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson