Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-26
Corporate Name: D. J. Jones
Local Name:
Owner Name: D. J. Jones
Location: Crockett (Grapeland)
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1907
Town: Crockett (Grapeland)
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 2,612 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
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: About 7,000 feet daily
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: The D. J. Jones plant was producing 7,000 feet daily in 1906 at Grapeland. Jones is not listed at Grapeland in the 1907 Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, but rather at Crockett.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson