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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MA-29
Corporate Name: H. M. Dill
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. M. Dill
Location: Box 704, Avinger Highway, Jefferson
County: Marion
Years in Operation: 14 years
Start Year: 1945
End Year: 1958
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1945 to 1958
Town: Jefferson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 3,164 in 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Worked with cypress and hardwood and pine
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 and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The H. M. Dill sawmill and planer began at Jefferson in 1945, according to the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958. The company manufactured rough and finished cypress and hardwood lumber and planed pine lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson