Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-92
Corporate Name: N A Matthews Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: N A Matthews Lumber Company
Location: Gladewater
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1907
Town: Gladewater
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 259 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill:
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 and shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: The N A Matthews Lumber Company lumber operation was listed at Gladewater as a sawmiller in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1905 and again in 1907. It also had a lumber mill at Will's Point, Van Zandt County.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson