Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-105
Corporate Name: Monk Brothers
Local Name:
Owner Name: Monk Brothers
Location: Arch Street south of the branch, southwest of the Public Square
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1896
End Year: 1896
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1896
Town: Crockett
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 2,612 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished lumber, cotton, cornmeal
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: Planing mill, cotton gin, and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern (Missouri Pacific))
Historicial Development: Monk Brothers had a planing mill, a grist mill, and a cotton gin located on Arch Street south of the branch in 1896, southwest of the Public Square. The brothers may have been James E. Monk and John Monk of Crockett, who were local sawmillers at the time.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson