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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HD-18
Corporate Name: Crow-Fountain Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Crow-Fountain Lumber Company. This may be C. C. Crow of Saratoga, who was running a sawmill there.
Location: Kountze
County: Hardin
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Kountze
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 3000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Gum, magnolia, oak, longleaf and shortleaf pine; crossties, timbers.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 25000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 25,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, trimmers, dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Sabine and East Texas (Texas and New Orleans)
Historicial Development: The Crow-Fountain Lumber Company was listed in 1928 as sawing lumber at Kountze.
Research Date: MCJ 03-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson