Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WL-5
Corporate Name: Dinkins sawmill
Local Name: Dinkins sawmill
Owner Name: L. L. and O. M. Dinkins
Location: Murrell Road near the junction with Magnolia Road. Hegar as post office.
County: Waller
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1927
End Year: 1933
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: Late 1920s to early 1930s.
Town: Murrell Road near Magnolia Road
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough cut pine
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: Small
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Dinkins sawmill operated from approximately the late 1920s to the early 1930s. Although no community as such existed at the site, Hegar was the post office for the sawmill settlement. Working a dayshift only, the mill produced rough-cut pine. Instead of a mill pond, the Dinkins dug a water well nearby. Logging was done with a crosscut saw and hauled by a mule-drawn wagon. The sawmill continued until the timber was cut out.
Research Date: MCJ 04-01-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson