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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HE-13
Corporate Name: F. M. Hendrick
Local Name:
Owner Name: F. M. Hendrick
Location: Chandler
County: Henderson
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1934
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1934
Town: Chandler
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 341 in 1906; 1,500 in 1928; 630 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood and pine 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: 20000: 1934
Capacity Comments: Estimated 20,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill, planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St. Louis & Southwestern
Historicial Development: F. M. Hendrick operated a sawmill and commissary at Tyler in 1928. He had moved his mill to Chandler in Henderson County by 1934. His operation probably included a planing mill, dry kilns, edgers, trimmers, and a commissary.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson