Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NE-13
Corporate Name: Newton County Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Newton County Lumber Company. Offices at Newton.
Location: Deweyville: intersection of 12 and 272
County: Newton
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1944
End Year: 1949
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1944 to at least 1949
Town: Deweyville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 70000: 1944
Capacity Comments: 70,000 board feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Possibly a circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Records filed in the Newton County Lumber Company Papers, archived in the Angelina County Lumber Company records, revealed that the Deweyville mill of Newton County Lumber Company averaged about 70,000 board feet per day during the first seven months of 1944. The highest daily cuts were two days over 80,000 feet. The company carried an ad in The Gulf Coast Lumberman in 1949.
Research Date: JKG 11-22-93, MCJ 01-23-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson