Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-178
Corporate Name: John W. (Murph)
Local Name:
Owner Name: John W. (Murph)
Location: District 5, 1870 Census
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: District 5, 1870 Census
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 18-horsepower steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 300,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: During the census year ending June 1, 1870, John W. (Murph) ran a saw and grist mill in District 5, Nacogdoches County. The 18-horsepower steam mill cut 300,000 feet of pine lumber (valued at $4500) and produced 2200 bushels of cornmeal (valued at $1500) during the year. The owner had $3200 invested in the operation. This mill probably evolved from the Wallace and Murph mill noted in the 1860 Census.
Research Date: JKG 9-21-93, MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson