Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-60
Corporate Name: Liberty Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Liberty Lumber Company with Herman C. Miller, Sr.
Location: Two miles south on FM 563 (Wallisville Road) at Abbott's Creek
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1909
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1909
Town: Wallisville Road
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
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: Trinity Valley and Northern Rwy.
Historicial Development: A new Liberty Lumber Company, with Herman C. Miller, Sr., of Liberty, as proprietor, was erected in the spring of 1909. This company should not be confused with an earlier Liberty Lumber Company owned by Charles N. Fisher, R., and Daniel M. Fleming, which was greatly damaged in the hurricane of 1897. Miller's first big order came in June 1909 when T. A. Lowe and Son of Brenham purchased 75,000 feet of lumber. W. N. Tucker, Miller's sawyer, was injured that summer of 1909, when a log struck him.
Research Date: MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson