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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-33
Corporate Name: Cedar Bayou Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Cedar Bayou Sawmill
Location: Baytown
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1954
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1954 to 1957
Town: Baytown
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 22,983 in 1950 Census
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough green lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Directory of Texas Manufacturers, 1956-1958 lists the Cedar Bayou Sawmill at Baytown. Information included 1954 as establishment of the firm. In 1956, the company employed more than twenty-five workers manufacturing rough green lumber. The firm was listed in Samson's 1957 Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson