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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-29
Corporate Name: Davis & Elliott
Local Name:
Owner Name: Davis & Elliott
Location: Grapeland, about ten miles north of Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1880
Town: Grapeland
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Water and Steam
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: Four pine sawmills, three powered by steam and one by water.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: The firm known as Davis and Elliott appeared in a 1880 Chicago lumber publication. The company operated four sawmills in and around Grapeland. Three of these mills were steam-powered and the other was water-powered.
Research Date: JKG 12-13-93, MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson