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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-72
Corporate Name: Wood County Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Wood County Lumber Company
Location: Rhonesboro, about twelve miles west of Gilmer, on the Texas Southern RR
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1907
Town: Rhonesboro
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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: Texas Southern (became Marshall and East Texas in 1909)
Historicial Development: Wood County Lumber Company appeared in the January 1905 and 1907 published records of the Lumbermen's Credit Association as manufacturers of lumber at Rhonesboro, Upshur County.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson