follow us on twitter   follow us on facebook  

Email Page Print Page

Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-104
Corporate Name: Mauritzen Brothers
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. A. & N. A. Mauritzen.
Location: Clayton, seven miles west of Carthage
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1907
Town: Clayton
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 163 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Yellow pine 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: #2 right-hand sawmill with a 52-inch circular saw
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Gulf at Carthage
Historicial Development: In August, 1903, Mauritzen Bros apparently already a sawmill at Clayton, seven miles west of Carthage. Panola County records reveal that month they mortgaged with Walter & Connally, in the amount of $230, for a 52-inch circular saw. This sawmill at Clayton appeared in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association of 1907. During that year, the Panola County records is a listing for a mortgage filed by J. A. Mauritzen with Walter Connally & Company for a #2 righthand sawmill outfit. The mortgage was in the amount of $310.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M Johnson