Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-67
Corporate Name: Flat Fork Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Flat Fork Lumber Company with J. G. Crenshaw and C. W. Morton. A. P. Wilson and Wife.
Location: Tenaha
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1953
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1953 to 1957
Town: Tenaha
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished 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 and planing mills
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: In 1953, Wilson & Wife sold the Flat Fork Lumber Company to J. G. Crenshaw and C. W. Morton at Route 1, Tenaha, which included the sawmill and building, a planing mill and building, a 1950 model truck and log trailer, mules, wagons, and all equipment at the mill site. The Company appeared in the 1957 edition of Nelson T. Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson