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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-36
Corporate Name: J. T. Seay
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. T. Seay
Location: Troupe
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Troupe
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 754 in 1905, 3000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Red and white oak, shortleaf yellow pine
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: 10000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 10,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, edgers, trimmers.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: J. T. Seay had a sawmill at Troup in 1928. J. T. Seay may have had some connection with the Palmore & Seay Lumber Company of Tyler.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson