Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-156
Corporate Name: Noble & Allen
Local Name:
Owner Name: John K. Allen and a Mr. Allen
Location: Precinct 6 at Res. 884, Montgomery County
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880
Town: Precinct 6 at Res. 884
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: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: J. K. Allen is listed in the 1880 Census as a sawmill owner, employing many people in a large mill. He lived in Precinct 6 at Res. 884. He may have been in business with Sam Allen by 1882. A lumbermen's directory noted in 1880 that the firm of Noble & Allen an a sawmill near the tracks of the Houston East & West Texas, south of the Trinity River, in 1880.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson