Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-17
Corporate Name: Boatwright
Local Name: Boatwright Mill
Owner Name: M. C. Boatwright. J. Walter Boatwright.
Location: Tadmore
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1927
End Year: 1930
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1927 to the early 1930s
Town: Tadmore
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: Circular
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Boatwright, according to H. Sides, was sawmilling at Tadmore during the early 1930s in Houston County. A bill of sale, recorded in the Houston County records, reveals that J. Walter Boatwright sold his sawmill plant to M. C. Boatwright in 1927 for $800. Property included a boiler, a circular sawmill and carriage, a “steam engine, all machinery, located in Houston County, Texas.”
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson