Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-88
Corporate Name: L. Atkinson
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. Atkinson
Location: Weldon
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905
Town: Weldon
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 139 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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 only
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Before 1911, at Lovelady: International & Great Northern until the Beaumont & Great Northern reached Weldon from Trinity in 1911.
Historicial Development: The Atkinson sawmill at Weldon appeared in the January 1905 reference book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association. It did not appear in the January 1907 issue, however.
Research Date: JKG 10-20-93, MCJ 2-20-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson