Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-175
Corporate Name: Noble-Campbell Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. E. Noble and E. D. Campbell
Location: Arcadia Road, six miles west of Center
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1939
End Year: 1941
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1939 to 1941
Town: Six miles west of Center
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 859 in 1905; 4000 in 1928; 2510 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably Steam
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: Santa Fe
Historicial Development: C. E. Noble had, with his brother, been in the sawmill industry in Sabine River area before World War I. After selling his sawmill and planer to S. D. McDaniels, he must have dissolved his partnership with C. B. January, and gone into business with E. D. Campbell. In 1941, Campbell sold out to C. E. Noble his interest in their sawmill, including all machinery and buildings, located on Arcadia Road, six miles west of Center.
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M Johnson