Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-86
Corporate Name: Kent & Owens
Local Name:
Owner Name: Mrs. Gertrude Kent, E. F. Owens, and G. V. Palmer. Tom D. Cruce.
Location: Eight miles northeast of Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1921
End Year: 1921
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1921
Town: Northeast of Crockett
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: E. F. Owens and G. V. Palmer owned a sawmill outfit that they had earlier bought from Tom D. Cruce for $1,600, which they built on the land of Mrs. Gertrude Kent, about eight miles northeast of Crockett. Mrs. Kent bought out Palmer's one-half interest in the operation. Cruce sold another sawmill, located about twenty miles east of Crockett, to A. A. Thomason and C. J. Willingham.
Research Date: MCJ 2-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson