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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-66
Corporate Name: Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company
Location: Tomball
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1957
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1957
Town: Tomball
Company Town: 0
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
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: Possibly a circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company originated in Cass and Marion counties before 1900. After 1910, the company moved the center of its operations to Montgomery County, where it continued until its properties were sold to an interstate construction consortium. It had a sawmill at Tomball for a period of time. The Tomball operation of the company was listed in the 1957 edition of the Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson