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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-23
Corporate Name: Worthington and Kimbro
Local Name:
Owner Name: Worthington and Kimbro
Location: Lovelady
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: Lovelady
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 700 in 1907
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 10000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 10,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International and Great Northern
Historicial Development: This sawmill was included in the “Lumber Mills of Texas” article of Southern Industrial and Lumber Review, on September 6, 1906. The mill of Worthington and Kimbro was cutting 10,000 feet daily at Lovelady.
Research Date: JKG 8-23-93, MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson