Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-79
Corporate Name: Judge Lowe
Local Name:
Owner Name: Judge Lowe
Location: Bettie
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1889
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880s
Town: Bettie
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: 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: Railway at Gilmer
Historicial Development: According to G. H. Baird, Judge Lowe was operating a sawmill at Bettie during the 1880s. It is not known if Judge Lowe was T. J. Lowe, who owned sawmills near Gilmer and Gladewater during this decade.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson