follow us on twitter   follow us on facebook  

Email Page Print Page

Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-115
Corporate Name: Southern Pine Lumber Logging Front at Edna
Local Name:
Owner Name: Southern Pine Lumber Logging Front at Edna
Location: Camp Edna, about one mile north of Goodrich
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1927
End Year: 1930
Decades: -
Period of Operation: About 1927 to 1930
Town: Camp Edna
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Sawtimber and sawlogs
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Machinery and animals
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: Logging equipment
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas-Southeastern Railway Company
Historicial Development: Reba Redd Parker recalled that the Southern Pine Lumber logging camp Edna operated from about 1927 to 1930. It was located about one mile north of Goodrich in Polk County. Jack Sanders was the woods foreman. After his death a Mr. Goetzman served in the position. The camp had a company town attached to it. A boarding house, white quarters of twenty-four houses, and black quarters of twelve houses served as tenant housing. A Mr. Gardiner, a local preacher, encouraged home canning by tenants. After the camp closed on June 1, 1930, moved of the employees moved to Southern Pine Lumber's Camp Fastrill in Cherokee County.
Research Date: MCJ 02-27-96
Prepared By: M Johnson