Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-73
Corporate Name: J. R. Stark
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. R. Stark
Location: Grapeland, about ten miles north of Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880
Town: Grapeland
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough pine lumber, shingles
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: Pine sawmill and shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International and Great Northern
Historicial Development: The firm of J. R. Stark is listed in a railroad journal of 1880 as having a pine sawmill and shingle mill at Grapeland. The association, if any, between J. R. Stark and the Stark Mills at Crockett is uncertain.
Research Date: JKG 12-13-93, MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson