Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-148
Corporate Name: W. H. Reynolds and Sons
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. H. Reynolds and Sons. W. H. Reynolds with W. H. Reynolds, Jr., W. E. Reynolds, and D. D. Reynolds
Location: Ten miles west of Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1930
End Year: 1938
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1930 to 1938
Town: West of Crockett
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: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: W. H. Reynolds and Sons operated a sawmill, according to county records, about ten miles west of Crockett in 1930 “on the Mose Merrit lease.” That year the made a sale of more than a million feet of pine lumber from their yard to Weaver Brothers. The Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book, October 1934 listed this sawmill as operating at Crockett.
Research Date: JKG 12-10-93, MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M . Johnson