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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-61
Corporate Name: Eureka Manufacturing Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Eureka Manufacturing Company with S. S. Munger, president; directors: Sessums, Longcope, Harrington, Shepherd, Munger.
Location: Four miles from Houston on the tracks of the Houston Texas and Central
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1866
End Year: 1866
Decades: 1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1866
Town: Four miles from Houston on the tracks of the Houston Texas and Central
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Operating a sawmill, grist mill, and woolen mill
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, woolen mill and cotton mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston Texas & Central
Historicial Development: “The Texas Almanac for 1867” listed the Eureka Manufacturing Company operating a sawmill, woolen mill, and cotton mill at Eureka, located about four miles from Houston adjacent to the tracks of the Houston & Texas Central.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson