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Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 139
Corporate Name: Nona Mills Company at Fannett
Folk Name:
Ownership: Nona Mills Company
Years of Operation: 1906 to 1915
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length:
Locations Served: Fannett, near Odelia. Four miles. Jefferson.
Counties of Operation:
Line Connections:
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
History: The Nona Mills Company bought the Interstate Lumber Company facility at Fannett, near Odelia, in Jefferson County, in 1906. Nona Mills, a Beaumont Lumber Company subdivision, operated the mill until 1915. The Gulf & Interstate Railway Company may have been the former owner of the mill and provided connections from Odelia to Beaumont, over which the milled lumber from Odelia could be shipped. The American Lumberman noted, in 1906, that Nona Mills operated a short tram of four miles over which operated two locomotives.