Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-12
Corporate Name: D. H. Fleming
Local Name:
Owner Name: D. H. Fleming
Location: South of Trinity River, on the Houston East & West Texas
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880
Town: Unknown
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: 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: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: D.H. Fleming was an early East Texas sawmiller who followed the construction of the railroads to tap the most easily accessible pine stumpage. In 1880, he operated a small mill south of the Trinity River on the Houston, East and West Texas Railway, but he ran sawmills on the line of the Trinity & Sabine in Polk County.
Research Date: JKG 12-14-93, MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson