Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-144
Corporate Name: W. D. James
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. D. James. J. R. Yerby.
Location: Volga, about two miles north of current-day Weldon
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: Volga
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: W. D. James operated a sawmill at Volga in 1906. Whether he bought it or leased it from J. R. Yerby is not clear from the bill of sale record filed at the county seat. Besides the sawmill, equipment included four oxen and a log wagon. James held a mechanics lien against the mill and contracted to let Yerby manage the mill until July 1, 1906.
Research Date: MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson