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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-25
Corporate Name: C. E. Samford & Co
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. E. Samford & Co
Location: Timpson
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1896
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: About 1896 to 1900
Town: Timpson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
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: 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: Houston East West Texas
Historicial Development: C. E. Samford & Co. were known as manufacturers of yellow pine lumber at Timpson before the turn of the century. Tom C. Samford lived on Huana Creek, two miles south of Center, in 1882.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson