Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-151
Corporate Name: Prince Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Prince Lumber Company with Rudolph Prince
Location: Porter Springs
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1931
End Year: 1931
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: Moved from Palestine, Anderson County, in 1931 to Porter Springs.
Town: Porter Springs
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished pine 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 and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Rudolph Prince, according to Hazel Kesinger and Inez Brown who lived with their families at the mill town near Palestine, in 1931 moved his equipment to Porter Springs, Houston County. The Kesinger and Brown families returned to Parkerville, Nacogdoches County, to make their living at share cropping on the Stripling farm.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson