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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-104
Corporate Name: H. C. Nichols
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. C. Nichols
Location: Magnolia, west of Conroe
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Magnolia
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 450 in 1928; 185 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow 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: Circular sawmill, edgers, trimmers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: H. C. Nichols was one of only two sawmills listed at Magnolia in the Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills, the other being Grogan Cochran Lumber Company, in 1928. Nichols owned another mill at the time, near the Waller and Montgomery county line.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson