Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-103
Corporate Name: McElyea & Grimes
Local Name:
Owner Name: Arthur L. McElyea and J. F. Grimes
Location: Box 503, Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1955
End Year: 1958
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1955 to 1958
Town: Crockett
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 5,932
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Oak lumber and crossties
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The McElyea & Grimes sawmill at Crockett is listed in the 1957 Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. This small outfit of less than ten employees, according to the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958, was established in 1955 as a partnership of Arthur L. McElyea and J. F. Grimes.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson