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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AN-75
Corporate Name: W. H. Batty
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. H. Batty. Delk & Batty Mills.
Location: Neches, four miles from the Neches River and eleven miles northwest of Palestine
County: Anderson
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1907
Town: Neches
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 261 in 1905. 660 in 1946.
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished 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 and planing mills
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern in 1872
Historicial Development: The Delk and Baty saw and planing mills at Neches appeared in a 1905 reference book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association. The 1907 listing of the LCA listed only W. H. Batty; Delk had been dropped. Webb noted that the International & Great Northern created a stop in Anderson County about four miles from the Neches River. The stop was named after the river.
Research Date: JKG 10-15-93, MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson