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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-39
Corporate Name: J. Wallace
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. Wallace
Location: Starrville, about fifteen miles northeast of Tyler
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1884
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1884
Town: Starrville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Railway and express at Winona
Historicial Development: The J. Wallace sawmill at Starrville in Smith County was listed in an 1884 railroad directory with Winona as its rail connection. This may be the same Jefferson Wallace who sawmilled east of the Neches River, on the John W. Caudle survey, during the Civil War.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson