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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-94
Corporate Name: W. T. Payne
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. T. Payne. R. L. Tolivar.
Location: Belott, in the Whitehead settlement, eleven miles east of Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1921
End Year: 1921
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1921
Town: Belott, east of Crockett
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: R. L. Tolivar had a steam-powered sawmill in Houston County “at Belott, in the Whitehead settlement, eleven miles east of Crockett,” plus six hundred thousand feet of sawtimber he had purchased from J. L. Whitehead. Tolivar sold the sawmill, lumber, and $2,000 in notes to W. T. Payne. L. P. Atmar of Groveton would maintain a first lien on the sawmill until the notes were paid.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson