Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TY-19
Corporate Name: D. C. Thompkins
Local Name:
Owner Name: D. C. Thompkins
Location: Colmesneil
County: Tyler
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1884
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1884
Town: Colmesneil
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
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: East Texas & Sabine: Railway and express at Woodville
Historicial Development: The D. C. Thompkins sawmill at Colmesneil was listed in an 1884 railroad directory.
Research Date: MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson