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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TY-2
Corporate Name: Alexander Young
Local Name:
Owner Name: Alexander Young
Location: Woodville, twelve miles north of Warren
County: Tyler
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1884
End Year: 1890
Decades: 1880-1889,1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1884 to the 1890s
Town: Woodville
Company Town: 1
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
Power Source: Probably steam
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: Sabine and East Texas railroad (Texas and New Orleans)
Historicial Development: Alexander Young of Warren, Pennsylvania, followed construction of the Sabine and East Texas railroad north out of Beaumont and founded in south-central Tyler County the sawmill establishment known as the Warren Land and Lumber Company in 1882. By 1884, he was running sawmills at both Warren and Woodville. The sawmill at Woodville manufactured undressed lumber, which would have then been shipped to the Young mill at Warren for planing. Young sold the Warren mill to J. I. Campbell in 1897. The demise of Young's mill operations in Woodville is not known, but a Galveston 1897 article mentions the A. J. Hodges mill.
Research Date: MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: M Johnson