Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-44
Corporate Name: Guaranty State Bank of Grapeland
Local Name:
Owner Name: Guaranty State Bank of Grapeland. J. L. Montgomery.
Location: Unknown
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1915
End Year: 1915
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1915
Town: Unknown
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: 12-inch by 14-inch 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 planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: A sawmiller in Houston County lost his sawmill to the Guaranty State Bank of Grapeland at a sheriff's sale. County records show, that on March 23, 1915, Sheriff D. H. Guinn of Anderson County, sold J. L. Montgomery's sawmill, located about four miles south of Denham Springs, to the Bank. Equipment included a 56-inch by 16-foot boiler, a 12-inch by 14-inch steam engine, a 3-block carriage, a 3-saw edger, a Nall and Brown #14 Mississippi planer, feed works, two log wagons, all for $750.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson