Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-109
Corporate Name: Noble Curry Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Noble Curry Sawmill
Location: Kennard
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 21 years
Start Year: 1946
End Year: 1966
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1946 to 1966
Town: Kennard
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 1947, pine and hardwood lumber. 1966, pine and hardwood lumber, crossties, and other manufacturing
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably gasoline
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 12000: 1947
Capacity Comments: 12,000 feet daily in 1947
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Portable sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Jacksonville Journal noted in 1947 that Noble Curry had been operating a portable sawmill at Kennard since the year before. In 1966, his operation was still small, employing less than twenty-five men. Curry did have a second sawmill, over at Crockett.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson