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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-262
Corporate Name: Wallace and Murph
Local Name:
Owner Name: Wallace and Murph
Location: Beat number 9, 1860 Census
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Beat number 9, 1860 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
Other
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: 600,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Produced:
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: The Wallace and Murph steam mills produced 600,000 feet of lumber and 10,000 bushels of meal in the census year ending June 1, 1860. This mill probably survived as the John W. Murph mill noted in the 1870 Census.
Research Date: JKG 9-21-93, MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson