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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-191
Corporate Name: Prince & Ross Lumber Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Prince & Ross Lumber Co.
Location: Timpson
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 31 years
Start Year: 1950
End Year: 1980
Decades: 1950-1959,1960-1969,1970-1979,1980-1989
Period of Operation: 1950s to possibly the 1980s
Town: Timpson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed lumber, other manufacturing
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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: The Prince & Ross Lumber Company, according to a 1966 directory, employed less than twenty-five workers. It was not listed in 1987 Directory of Forest Products Industries In Texas. It may have become the Ross Lumber listed in the 1987 Directory of Forest Products Industries In Texas. Ricky Lout, when interviewed by Vernon L. Beasley, recalled that Ross Lumber was located abut ten miles south of Timpson on Highway 87 from the 1950s.
Research Date: JKG 12-9-93, MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson