Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-79
Corporate Name: John E. Monk
Local Name:
Owner Name: John E. Monk. W. G. Craig
Location: Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1903 to 1907
Town: Crockett
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 2,612 in 1905
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
Historicial Development: John E. Monk operated and owned a sawmill at or near Crockett sometime after 1900. He sold it for a short time to W. G Craig who resold it to Monk in 1903, according to Houston County records. Equipment included the “sawmill and fixtures, engine and boiler, all belting and tools, being the same outfit I brought from him [Monk], 1 log wagon” and “two yokes of oxen, all lumber on the mill yard near Crockett, Texas.” Monk's sawmill appeared in 1907 in the listing of Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association. Aldrich, in his History of Houston County, states that Monk witnessed the baptism of Sam Houston into the church.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson