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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-67
Corporate Name: Winnsboro Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Winnsboro Lumber Company. T. J. Gibson. Yother-Gibson Lumber Company
Location: Winnsboro
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1917
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1907 to 1917
Town: Winnsboro
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
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: Planing mill and sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Missouri, Kansas, & Texas
Historicial Development: Yother & Gibson Lumber Company appeared in the 1907 listing of the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907 as a planing mill. It had become the Winnsboro Lumber Company with T. J. Gibson as president by 1917, according to the Wood County records, which noted that T. J. Gibson was the president of the Winnsboro Lumber Company in 1917. The plant was located on a plot bounded by Elm and Front streets. The plant consisted of a sawmill and planing mill. Machinery was steam powered.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson