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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-94
Corporate Name: W. D. Townley & Son Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. D. Townley & Son Lumber Company
Location: Henderson
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1950
End Year: 1960
Decades: 1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1950s and 1960s
Town: Henderson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed pine lumber, crossties, and other manufacturing.
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: According to Samson, the W. D. Townley & Son Lumber Company was a small operation employing less than ten workers in 1966 at Henderson. It had been located there since at least 1957. The mill produced rough and dressed lumber, crossties, and other items.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson