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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-43
Corporate Name: Grimes Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Grimes Sawmill with Ed Grimes
Location: Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 22 years
Start Year: 1939
End Year: 1960
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1939 to 1960
Town: Crockett
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 5,932 in 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwood 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 and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Grimes Sawmill at Crockett is listed in the 1957 Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 noted that the mill, established in 1939, was a sole proprietorship owned by Ed Grimes. The mill manufactured rough and finished pine lumber and rough hardwood lumber with less than fifty employees.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson