Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-65
Corporate Name: J. E. Winfree
Local Name: W R Mill
Owner Name: J. E. Winfree
Location: Probably at or near Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1923
End Year: 1923
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1923
Town: Probably at or near Crockett
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 2612 in 1905; 9000 in 1928; 4441 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished 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 and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to a bill of sale, J. W. Winfree had a plant known as the W R Mill, located probably at Crockett, where he had a planing mill. He also had milling operations near Lovelady and Shiloh.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M Johnson