Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-51
Corporate Name: H. T. Sanders
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. T. Sanders
Location: Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Crockett
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Chairs, tables, bedsteads, spinning wheels, and coffins
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Sanders used 1,500 feet of rough lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and cabinet shop
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: The Census of 1860 enumerated the cabinet shop of H. T. Sanders at Crockett in Houston County. With two employees, Sanders used 1,500 feet of rough lumber, which they fashioned into chairs, tables, bedsteads, spinning wheels, and coffins.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson