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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-271
Corporate Name: Whit Matthews
Local Name:
Owner Name: Whit Matthews. Managed by Wes Jeanes.
Location: Area of Melrose
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1890
Decades: 1880-1889,1890-1899
Period of Operation: Lumber
Town: Area of Melrose
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber and cotton
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Unknown
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Wesley Jeans [Jeanes], according to a Nacogdoches newspaper in 1907, had been running a sawmill near Melrose nearly thirty years earlier for a man named Whit M. Matthews. When the article was written, Jeans and his sons were running a good sawmill business in Sabine County.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson