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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-264
Corporate Name: Walker Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Walker Lumber Company
Location: Conroe
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1954
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1954 to 1957
Town: Conroe
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 7,298 in 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber and ties
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: Unknown
Historicial Development: Walker Lumber Company appeared in the 1957 edition of Nelson T. Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. This is probably the J. H. Walker Mill that appears in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958. Established in 1954, John Walker supervised less than twenty-five employees who manufactured lumber and ties.
Research Date: MCJ 03-21-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson