Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-82
Corporate Name: L. P. Duett and J. P. Morrow
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. P. Duett and J. P. Morrow
Location: Six miles northeast of Huntsville
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1895
End Year: 1895
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: About 1895
Town: Northeast of Huntsville
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: 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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: L. P. Duett and J. R. Morrow owned a sawmill and its machinery, located about six miles northeast of Huntsville, before March, 1895. Most of the equipment came from the old W. C. Josey sawmill at Cincinnati. Morrow and Duett joined with Clarence D. Oliphint to form the Oliphint Lumber Company at Oliphint's Switch, about one and a half miles north of New Waverly. Morrow and Duett moved their machinery to the Switch by March, 1895, which was date that the partners mortgaged it.
Research Date: JKG 11-11-93, MCJ 03-31-96
Prepared By: M Johnson