Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-91
Corporate Name: Nacogdoches Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Nacogdoches Lumber Company. E. A. Draper. W. H. Phillips.
Location: Huntsville
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1947
End Year: 1947
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1947
Town: Huntsville
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Eleven tenant houses
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: GM twin Diesel power unit
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: Cunningham “Baby Grand” sawmill with a #94 Yates American planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Nacogdoches Lumber Company operated a sawmill at Huntsville in 1947, which belonged to W. H. Phillips and E. A. Draper. Phillips sold out to Draper on September 16, 1947, for $10. Draper bought all timber owned in Polk and Tyler counties, all lumber at the yard, one #94 Yates American planer, one GM twin Diesel power unit, one double-end trimmer, one resaw, one Cunningham “Baby Grand” sawmill with a six inch shotgun feed, a trimmer, a slab conveyor and green chain, one dry kiln, one planer shed, one dry shed, one repair shop, on 32-ft Nabors trailer, office, office equipment, supplies, five horses and mules, two log trucks, one log crew bus, two tractors, fourteen wagons, two pole trailors, eleven tenant houses, and one commissary.
Research Date: MCJ 03-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson