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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-22
Corporate Name: G. W. Shaw
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. W. Shaw
Location: Troupe
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 8 years
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: About 1900 to 1907
Town: Troupe
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 754 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cotton
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: The G. W. Shaw sawmill was listed in the edition of the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1905 but not in the Southern Industrial and Lumber Review listing of September 1906. It was listed again in 1907 by the LCA. As early as 1901, G. W. Shaw and his wife were ginning cotton at or near Troupe, according to Smith County records. Also according to the records, Shaw may have had an interest in the Troupe Box & Lumber Company, for he sold land to the company in 1904.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson