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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-119
Corporate Name: R. S. Willis
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. S. Willis
Location: Crockett: Railroad south of King and east of the International & Great Northern tracks
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1910
Town: Crockett
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 2612 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished 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: Planing mill only
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: R. S. Willis' planing mill at Crockett appeared in the January 1905 and 1907 Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association. Robert Willis is listed in the Census of 1910 for Houston County as a planing mill foreman, with his residence located in District 62. A map published in 1907 located the planing mill and lumber yard on Railroad south of King and east of the International & Great Northern tracks.
Research Date: JKG 10-20-93, MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson