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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-98
Corporate Name: P. K. Williams
Local Name:
Owner Name: P. K. Williams
Location: Near Rhonesboro
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1920
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1920s
Town: Rhonesboro
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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 & East Texas in 1909)
Historicial Development: P. K. Williams had a sawmill at or near Rhonesboro, beginning about 1920. He had an earlier mill at or near Rosewood, had served in the American armed forces during World War I, returning from France as a captain. He continued sawmilling at Rosewood until he was burned out. He next opened a mill near Rhonesboro and a later mill at Gilmer in 1928.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson