Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-120
Corporate Name: J. L. Phelps
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. L. Phelps
Location: Unknown
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1922
End Year: 1922
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1922
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 12-inch Ames engine and a 42-inch by 12-ft boiler
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. L. Phelps apparently owned a sawmill in Shelby County in the early 1920's. He is listed in the San Augustine County Chattel Register as selling J. D. Stewart of San Augustine County a 10-inch by 12-inch Ames engine and a 42-inch by 12-ft boiler from a sawmill in Shelby County that Phelps owned. He also sold Polley & Hight for $150 a small sawmill complete with all fixtures in Shelby County. It is not known if this was a sawmill that Phelps was operating.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson