Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-11
Corporate Name: D. F. Hall and W. M. Knight
Local Name:
Owner Name: D. F. Hall and W. M. Knight. Tom Fitzgerald.
Location: Five miles northeast of Oakhurst near Waterwood
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1923
End Year: 1924
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1923 to 1924
Town: Northeast of Oakhurst
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough 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: Possibly a circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Tom Fitzgerald had a sawmill located near that of G. W. Reid as revealed in an April 23, 1923 mortgage document registered in the San Jacinto County Chattel Mortgage Register, when Reid purchased the Keisler mill located on the Enoch Jones Survey, five miles northeast of Oakhurst, in San Jacinto County. The document notes that “Keisler mill, [was] situated near Tom Fitzgerald's mill, . .”. D. F. Hall, a sawmiller from Walker County, and W. M. Knight purchased this mill on August 18, 1924.
Research Date: JKG 6-24-94, M. Johnson 02-23-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M. Johnson