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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-58
Corporate Name: Houston County Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Houston County Lumber Company with R. C. Pond. R. M. Brooks. Bob D. Rains.
Location: Nine miles south of Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907 to 1909
Town: South of Crockett
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and shingles
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern (Missouri Pacific)
Historicial Development: R. M. Brooks operated a lumber mill and shingle machine in Houston County after 1900. In 1907, he contracted with Bob Rains to move the mill and machine to Rains' property about nine miles south of Crockett. Rains, in return for one-half of the profits, would deliver timber to the mill and bear one-half the cost of hauling and loading product. This mill passed into the hands of R. C. Pond of the Houston County Lumber Company by 1909. Pond organized the Houston County Lumber Company. In 1909, he sold “sufficient lumber manufactured by Houston County Lumber Company, Inc., wholly owned by R. C. Pond, said timber to be manufactured at location nine miles south of Crockett.”
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson