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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-70
Corporate Name: Sam Covington
Local Name:
Owner Name: Sam Covington
Location: Milledge Switch, two and a half miles north of Shepherd
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1903
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1903
Town: Milledge Switch, near Shepherd
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Staves
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: Stave mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: Sam Covington was operating a stave mill just after the turn of the century in San Jacinto County, near Milledge Switch, near Shepherd. On May 2, 1903, Covington sold D. Vance ten cords of four-foot oak staves located at Milledge Switch, near Shepherd, on the Houston East and West Texas railroad.
Research Date: MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson