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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-41
Corporate Name: Jefferson Wallace
Local Name:
Owner Name: Jefferson Wallace
Location: About twelves miles southeast of Tyler, just east of the Neches River
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1861
End Year: 1866
Decades: 1860-1869
Period of Operation: About 1861 to 1866
Town: Southeast of Tyler
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Jefferson Wallace erected a sawmill just east of the Neches River and southeast about twelve miles from Tyler during the Civil War. He abandoned it shortly after the war's end. The mill was situated on the old “Buffalo Gap” trail and near the Cherokee Trace, according to Dr. Woldert, who was raised in Tyler from the age of four in 1849. A J. Wallace was listed in a railroad directory as having a sawmill at Starrville in 1884, about fifteen miles northeast of Tyler.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson