Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-111
Corporate Name: O. B. Rhone Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: O. B. Rhone Lumber Company
Location: Kennard
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1938
End Year: 1941
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1938 to 1941
Town: Kennard
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1500 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber and shingles
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Electric
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 and shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Research by W. T. Block reveals that the O. B. Rhone Lumber Company sawmill at Kennard existed from about 1938 to 1941. Block believes the labor shortage during World War II resulted in the company's demise.
Research Date: LT 08-17-93, MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: L Turner, M Johnson