Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-55
Corporate Name: Lacour
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. V. Lacour; O. J. Edmonds & W. S. Jones
Location: South of Liberty on FM 563 (Wallisville Road)
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1899
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1899 to 1900
Town: South of Liberty
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: Unknown
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: Trinity Valley & Northern Rwy
Historicial Development: Edmonds and Jones bought 234 acres in the Charles Smith Survey from B. F. Purl in November 1899. In that same month, they acquired 1600 acres in the Thomas Dever Survey from W. C. Belcher. Belcher, acting as a trustee for himself and in the interest of others, sold the millers an additional 734 acres. Jones sold his interest to Edmonds in November 1900, who sold the mill to Lacour the next month. Lacour reported on the 1899 county tax rolls 188 acres and 100 acres on the J. Dunman and Robert Whitlock surveys, respectively, twelve horses and mules, two hundred cattle, one wagon, and a steam engine and boiler worth $300.
Research Date: MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson