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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-64
Corporate Name: S. M. Henry
Local Name:
Owner Name: S. M. Henry
Location: Troupe
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 15 years
Start Year: 1893
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1893 to 1907
Town: Troupe
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 754 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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: 5000: 189314000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 5,000 feet daily in 1893; 14,000 feet in 1906
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: S. M. Henry cut lumber at his small sawmill in Troup for more than ten years. In 1893, he was sawing 5,000 feet daily. This mill was listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1905 and was cutting 14,000 feet a day in 1906 by the Southern Industrial and Lumber Review. It was listed by the LCA again in 1907.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson