Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GR-37
Corporate Name: Sanders Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Sanders Sawmill
Location: Navasota, along the Navasota River
County: Grimes
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1957
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1957
Town: Navasota, originally Hollindale
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 3284 in 1915. 5128 in 1934. 4796 in 1950.
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine 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: Houston & Texas Central in 1860. Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe in 1885. Southern Pacific (International & Great Northern) in 1900.
Historicial Development: The Sanders sawmill was listed in Nelson T. Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas in 1957.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson