Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: FR-3
Corporate Name: George Royden Ogletree
Local Name:
Owner Name: George Royden Ogletree
Location: Mt Vernon
County: Franklin
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1925
End Year: 1925
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1925
Town: Mt Vernon
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: 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: Unknown
Historicial Development: George Royden Ogletree returned from Indian Territory about 1908 and operated a sawmill at Shepherd for several years before shifting operations to Talco, about 1915, in Titus County, later at Mt Vernon, and then finally settling on Livingston. His sawmill at Mt Vernon was destroyed by fire on September 8, 1925, with a loss of $30,000.
Research Date: MCJ 04-15-96
Prepared By: M Johnson