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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-79
Corporate Name: Urbana Tie Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Urbana Tie Mill
Location: Urbana, adjacent to tracks of the Houston East & West Texas
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1923
End Year: 1923
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1923
Town: Urbana
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Crosstie
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: A crosstie mill was located in 1923 at Urbana, just south of the Trinity River. It had a steam boiler, a steam engine, and one cold water pump.
Research Date: MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson