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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-114
Corporate Name: Ennis & Boynton Lumber Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Ennis & Boynton Lumber Co. with Wirt Boynton.
Location: Attoyac River bottom near Swift
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1901
End Year: 1901
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1901
Town: On the Attoyac River near Swift
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Local lumber and hardwoods
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
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 with a planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas at Garrison
Historicial Development: The American Lumberman reported in January 1901 that Wirt Boynton was putting in a sawmill at Swift. Newspaper accounts from Nacogdoches in 1901 indicated that Wirt Boynton was putting in a sawmill along the Attoyac River, somewhere north of Martinsville. Boynton was residing in Swift at that time. By February of that year, the mill was referred to as the Ennis and Boynton Lumber Company; the plant had a planer as well as a sawmill.
Research Date: MCJ 04-09-96
Prepared By: M Johnson