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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-243
Corporate Name: Sullivan Sawmill and Lumber Yard
Local Name:
Owner Name: T. E. Baker, Frank Sharp,and “Sullivan”
Location: Spanish Bluff, twelve miles southwest of Nacogdoches on the Angelina River
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1914
End Year: 1914
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1914
Town: Spanish Bluff
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: None
Historicial Development: The Southern Industrial and Lumber Review reported in August 1914 that the “Sullivan Sawmill and Lumber Yard” burned on the morning of August 6, 1914. Lost along with the sawmill was two million feet of lumber. The sawmill plant was located near “Spanish Bluff,” about twelve miles southwest of Nacogdoches, and the trade journal reported the owners to have plans of rebuilding.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson