Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-57
Corporate Name: Houston County Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Houston County Lumber Company
Location: Between Kennard and Ratcliff
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 19 years
Start Year: 1948
End Year: 1966
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1948 to 1966
Town: Near Kennard
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber, crossties, and other manufacturing
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: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Houston County Lumber Company had been sawmilling in Houston County for sometime before it burned to the ground on April 30, 1961, according to The Gulf Coast Lumberman. The company had no insurance but announced it would build again. Nelson Samson listed the sawmill in 1966 as being operational. Cherokee County records reveal that a Houston County Lumber Company had bought 100,000 feet of lumber from Holt Lumber Company of Rusk in 1948.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson