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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WL-4
Corporate Name: D. E. “Doc” Williams
Local Name: Doc Williams sawmill
Owner Name: D. E. “Doc” Williams
Location: West of Macedonia Road on Minionda Survey. Post Office at Hockley
County: Waller
Years in Operation: 24 years
Start Year: 1950
End Year: 1973
Decades: 1950-1959,1960-1969,1970-1979
Period of Operation: 1950 to 1973
Town: Post office at Hockley
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Tie Mill
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Diesel International engine.
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill with a circular inserted-tooth saw
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: D. E. “Doc” Williams operated a tie mill in Waller County, west of Macedonia Road on the Minionda Survey, for almost twenty-four years, closing only when the timber nearby was cut out. The closest post office was located at Hockley.
Research Date: MCJ 04-01-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson