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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-114
Corporate Name: Smith's Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Smith's Mill
Location: Smith's Mill, later Smith, in northern part of the county
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1889
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880s
Town: Smith's Mill, later Smith
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: St Louis Southwestern
Historicial Development: The Handbook of Texas reports that the origin of Smith in Upshur County dates to the 1880s. The settlement was known as Smith's Mill at that time. It had been established as site for preparing lumber for transit on the St Louis Southwestern.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M Johnson