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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JA-22
Corporate Name: Greer Lumber Company
Local Name: Greer's Mill
Owner Name: Greer Lumber Company
Location: Near Roganville (Rogan), same ? as Ohio-Texas Santa Fe tracks
County: Jasper
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1912
End Year: 1915
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1912 to 1915
Town: Roganville (Greer's Mill) (Rogan)
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 300 in 1902; 1000 by 1910s
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 75% of products were ties and timbers from pine and hardwood
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: 30000: 1912
Capacity Comments: 30,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe
Historicial Development: Jasper County records reveal that the Greer Lumber Company was operating in 1912. That year it mortgaged to Jasper State Bank for four yoke of oxen, yokes and chins, and an 8-wheel wagon. Greer Mill, near Roganville, appeared in a 1915 directory of sawmills as having a daily cutting capacity of 30,000 feet. The mill cut pine and hardwoods, mostly into ties and timbers. The largest stock the mill could cut was 32-feet by 16-inches by 16-inches.
Research Date: JKG 10-15-93, MCJ 12-08-95
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson