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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WL-10
Corporate Name: Little-Williams
Local Name:
Owner Name: Little-Williams
Location: Near Three Mile Creek, about two miles west of Macedonia Road
County: Waller
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1929
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1920s
Town: Near Three Mile Creek
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough pine 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: Possibly a circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Little-Williams sawmill was located near Three Mile Creek, about two miles west of Macedonia Road. Trees were felled with a crosscut saw, trimmed with an axe, and the hauled on ox- or mule-driven wagons to the mill. Water was hauled by barrel from Three Mile Creek and oak logs were burned in the boilers to power the mill.
Research Date: MCJ 04-01-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson