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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-2
Corporate Name: W. C. Powell Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. C. Powell Lumber Company
Location: Overton
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1947
End Year: 1947
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1947
Town: Overton
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Electric
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: Newman No. 8-b 8-inch by 22-inch planing mill with matcher and moulder, a trimmer, and a 45-inch H Phelps fan
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Gulf Coast Lumberman carried an advertisement in April, 1947, that the W. C. Powell Lumber Company planing mill at Overton was for sale.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson