Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RR-66
Corporate Name: Lawton & Co. Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lawton & Co. Mill
Location: Unknown
County: Red River
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Unknown
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 1,500,000 feet during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Lawton & Co mill, valued at $8,000, employed ten men at an average monthly wage of $20 each. Raw materials included $5,000 in pine logs. It produced 1,500,000 feet of lumber valued at $18,700. The mill is not listed in the Census of 1870.
Research Date: MCJ 04-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson