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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-29
Corporate Name: Boren's Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Boren's Mill
Location: Five miles south of San Augustine on Highway 103 along Ayish Bayou
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 50 years
Start Year: 1871
End Year: 1920
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889,1890-1899,1900-1909,1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1871 to 1920
Town: Massey's Crossing1920
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
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 and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: T. L. Bobbitt, in an oral interview with Vernon L. Beasley, recalled the Born sawmill and grist mill community, located about five miles south of San Augustine on Highway 103. Operating from before the turn of the century to the 1920s, the milling community was established by Bill Born. It eventually had a post office, commissary, and tenant housing. This is probably the “Boren's mill seat” recorded in a San Augustine County quit claim deed record of 1871 from individuals to Mary Herring, who then conveyed the property to William M. Boren.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson