Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-38
Corporate Name: G. A. Delaney
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. A. Delaney. J. M. Jordan. William Branch Worthington and Jim Speer.
Location: Probably near Nevil's Prairie
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1897
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1897 to 1900
Town: Probably near Nevil's Prairie
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 40-horsepower steam engine
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 and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: J. M. Jordan was a Houston County sawmiller around 1900 and later. He had a sawmill at Lovelady in 1906 and possibly one a year earlier at Creek. In February, 1900, he sold a second-hand sawmill outfit to G. A. Delaney, consisting of a steam engine, a boiler, circular saws, belting, all of which had been bought from W. B. Worthington in 1897; also a grist mill, a blacksmith shop, a blower a sawdust elevator, three log wagons, and livestock. Aldrich recorded that Worthington had moved to Nevil's Prairie during the 1870s. There he farmed, and later operated a sawmill and grist mill with Jim Speer.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson