Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: VZ-9
Corporate Name: N A Matthews Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: N A Matthews Lumber Company
Location: Will's Point
County: Van Zandt
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905
Town: Will's Point
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1,347 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and shingles
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 Will's Point as a sawmiller in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1905. It also had a lumber mill at Gladewater, Gregg County. In 1907, Matthews Lumber was at Will's Point and listed as a manufacturer of lumber and shingles with a mill at Gladewater.
Research Date: MCJ 04-01-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson