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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-190
Corporate Name: Southern Mills Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. W. Long and J. H. Crenshaw. Southern Mills Company.
Location: Near Trawick, three miles southwest Dalmont Station
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1903 to 1908
Town: Southwest of Dalmont Station
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: 20-horsepower Fairbanks Morse portable gasoline engine
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: Portable gasoline sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & New Orleans
Historicial Development: G. W. Long was described by a local newspaper in 1903 as “ a preminent [sic] mill and gin man of Trawick, . .”. By 1907, J. H. Crenshaw and long had a sawmill in 1907 located about three miles southwest of Dalmont Station. That year they contracted to manufacture lumber for the Southern Mills Company. The following year Long, for a consideration of $1.00, transferred to Southern Mills Company timber on land belonging to N. E. Beavers, Byrd, Lee, Crisp, Bradshaw, and all others for “whom I have timber deeds or verbal agreements for timber.” The land was located five and one-half miles south of Dalmont Station. He also sold his portable 20-horsepower Fairbanks Morse gasoline engine to Southern Mills Company on 25 August 1908.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson