Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-35
Corporate Name: F. Waldron
Local Name: Waldron Mill
Owner Name: F. Waldron
Location: Longview
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880 to 1884
Town: Longview
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 2,300 in 1882
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles, lumber, cornmeal in 1880; shingles in 1884
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Three steam engines and two boilers
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: Shingle mill, sawmill, grist mill in 1880, but only a shingle mill in 1884
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: The F. Waldron mill at Longview was listed in a Chicago lumber directory in 1880. He also owned a sawmill in 1880 at Hallville, in Harrison County. Waldron either took a mortgage with T. A. Moore or tried to sell Moore the sawmill plant. Regardless, Waldron still had the mill in 1884, for it was listed in a railroad directory in 1884. Documents of the deal with Moore reveal that the sawmill was located on 330 acres one mile north of the Sabine River. Equipment included three steam engines, two boilers, the sawmill, a grist mill, a shingle mill, and a drag saw.
Research Date: JKG 9-23-93, MCJ 04-19-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson