Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-63
Corporate Name: Jeffries Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Jeffries Lumber Company. J. Jeffries, Jr., president.
Location: Hemphill
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1956
End Year: 1958
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1956 to 1958
Town: Hemphill
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood
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: 30000: 1956
Capacity Comments: 30,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. Jeffries, Jr.'s sawmill appeared in the 1957 edition of Nelson T. Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. By 1959, Jeffries owed money to the State of Texas, which took a lien on his sawmill. Drayton Speights, life-long resident and lumberman of Sabine County, recalled the mill had about a 30,000-feet capacity.
Research Date: MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson