Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-87
Corporate Name: King Creek Lumber Company
Local Name: Crockett
Owner Name: Thompson and Tucker became Texas Long Leaf on December 16, 1912. King Creek Lumber Company was associated. By 1928, Sabine Lumber Company of St Louis held Texas Long Leaf and King Creek Lumber.
Location: Crockett: 304 South Loop and Missouri Pacific tracks
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 13 years
Start Year: 1917
End Year: 1929
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1917 to 1929
Town: 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: 50000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 50,000 feet daily
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: King Creek Lumber Company was a subsidiary operation of the Texas Long Leaf Lumber Company, headquartered at Willard, Polk County, and Trinity, Trinity County. The older Thompson Brothers Lumber Company became Texas Long Leaf in 1912, which was later absorbed by Paul Sanderson's Sabine Lumber Company. King Creek Lumber Company operated a mill at Crockett for a number of years on the tracks of the Missouri Pacific. It was there as early as World War I, for King Creek Lumber Company subscribed to the Workman's Compensation Act of 1917. The plant probably closed as result of the economic depression of the 1930s.
Research Date: MCJ 2-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson