Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-141
Corporate Name: Thomason & Willingham
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. A. Thomason and C. J. Willingham. Tom D. Cruce.
Location: Twenty miles east of Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1924
End Year: 1924
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1924
Town: East of Crockett
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and oak lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably 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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Tom D. Cruce owned sawmill plants in Houston County during the 1920s. He sold one to A. A. Thomason and C. J. Willingham, who proceeded to mill pine and oak lumber about twenty miles east of Crockett. In October 1924, they sold thirty thousand feet of oak and pine lumber, which all of the lumber at their yard, to Smith-Murchison Hardware Co of Crockett.
Research Date: MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: M Johnson