Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-63
Corporate Name: J. E. Hollingsworth and L. F. Goolsby
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. E. Hollingsworth and L. F. Goolsby
Location: Five and a half miles southeast of Grapeland
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1924
End Year: 1924
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1924
Town: Southeast of Grapeland
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: 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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern (Missouri Pacific)
Historicial Development: L. F. Goolsby owned and operated a sawmill plant consisting of steam machinery, carriage, saw frame, dolleys, two circular saws, two log wagons, and four mules and horses. It was located next to Flag Pond, about five and a half miles southeast of Grapeland. According to Houston County records, Goolsby sold in 1924 an one-half interest in the operation to J. E. Hollingsworth.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson