Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-167
Corporate Name: Davison & Williamson
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. A. Davison and Woolsey Williamson. From J. C. and O. L. Collins
Location: Gary
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1904
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1904
Town: Gary
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 341 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 10-inch by 12-inch steam engine
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 & Gulf
Historicial Development: G. A. Davison and Woolsey Williamson bought a sawmill complex on May 21, 1904, from J. C. and O. L. Collins. The facility, located at Gary, in southeastern Panola County near the Sabine River, included a steam engine, a boiler, the sawmill, two saws, a carriage and track, five dollies, a cold-water pump, etc. The price was $2,500.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson