Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-39
Corporate Name: G. R. McPhail
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. R. McPhail. T. J. Reeves. E. B. Cochran.
Location: Weldon
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1924
End Year: 1924
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1924
Town: Weldon
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 139 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles
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: Shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Before 1911, at Lovelady: International & Great Northern until the Beaumont & Great Northern reached Weldon from Trinity in 1911.
Historicial Development: E. B. Cochran, according to Houston County records, operated a shingle mill at or near Weldon in Houston County. In 1924, the outfit was owned by T. J. Reeves, who sold it to G. R. McPhail of Weldon.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson