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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-54
Corporate Name: Herod & Brooks
Local Name:
Owner Name: Herod & Brooks
Location: Grapeland, about ten miles north of Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Grapeland
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 750 in 1905; 3,000 in 1928; 1027 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow pine
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: 8000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 8,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, trimmers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern (Missouri Pacific)
Historicial Development: Herod & Brooks was listed in the 1928 edition of the Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills as running a circular sawmill and planing mill operation at Grapeland.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson