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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-272
Corporate Name: W. W. Peyton
Local Name: Center
Owner Name: W. W. Peyton
Location: Two miles east of Center
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905
Town: Center
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 859 in 1905; 4000 in 1928; 2510 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Projected sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: In 1905, the Houston East & West Texas at Tenaha; later the Gulf Coast & Santa Fe at Center
Historicial Development: An unverified newspaper source stated on February 19, 1905, that W. W. Peyton had received new sawmill machinery and intended to construct a new sawmill two miles east of Center in a stand of good timber.
Research Date: MCJ 03-02-96
Prepared By: M Johnson