Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-68
Corporate Name: J. M. Jordan
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. M. Jordan
Location: One and a half miles west of Lovelady
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 8 years
Start Year: 1899
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1899 to 1906
Town: West of Lovelady
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 700 in 1907
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
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: 10000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 10,000 feet daily.
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International and Great Northern (Missouri Pacific)
Historicial Development: The Southern Industrial and Lumber Review reported in September, 1906, that J. M. Jordan was cutting 10,000 feet of lumber daily at Lovelady. It is not certain if this is the same John Jordan who was reported to have a sawmill the year before at Creek. Bill of Sale records from Houston County reveal that J. M. Jordan had a second-hand sawmill outfit that he sold to G. A. Delaney in 1900. In 1905, Jordan contracted with J. C. Hill Lumber Company of Houston to provide it the cut of both his sawmill and planing mill, one and a half miles west of Lovelady, for one year.
Research Date: JKG 8-23-93, MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson