Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GR-32
Corporate Name: Miles Brothers Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Miles Brothers Lumber Company. Sam Miles and James Miles.
Location: Richards Station, office at Anderson
County: Grimes
Years in Operation: 8 years
Start Year: 1927
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1927 to 1934
Town: Richards Station
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 & Brazos Valley
Historicial Development: Miles Brothers Lumber Company at Richards Station (Richards, Grimes County) operated a sawmill there in 1927. Sam Miles' sawmill at Anderson in 1934 was listed in the Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book, October 1934. The mill was probably at Richards and the offices at several miles to the west at Anderson. In 1927, Miles Brothers sold all of its lumber to Day Lumber and Timber Company and all the lumber it would mill during the length of the contract for $12 per thousand feet.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M Johnson