Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AN-44
Corporate Name: L. D. Woodard
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. D. Woodard
Location: Elkhart, eight miles south of Palestine
County: Anderson
Years in Operation: 24 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1928
Town: Elkhart, south of Palestine
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 210 in 1905, 2200 in 1928; 1018 in 1934
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: 10000: 1928
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill with edgers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: This plant was listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1905 but not in the 1907 listing. It was listed again in 1928 at Elkhart, cutting 10,000 feet daily.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson