Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-25
Corporate Name: D. C. Driskell & Brother
Local Name:
Owner Name: D. C. Driskell & Brother
Location: Noel
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1908
Town: Noel
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Yellow 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: Texas Southern no logging tram
Historicial Development: D. C. Driskell & Brother's sawmill at Noel appeared in a 1905 reference book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association. They were listed as manufacturers in yellow pine lumber. The town's name may have changed to Wood Lawn (or Woodlawn) by 1908, for that is the listing given Driskell & Bro for the Yellow Pine Manufacturers Association. There is no listing for “Woodlawn” in the 1907 Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association. American Lumberman reported in 1906 that Driskell did not have a logging railroad. .
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M Johnson