Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-53
Corporate Name: L. D. Bell
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. D. Bell
Location: Troupe
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1907
Town: Troupe
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 754 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: This small mill was listed in the edition of the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1905 but not the Southern Industrial and Lumber Review listing of September 1906. It was listed again by the LCA in 1907.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson