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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-51
Corporate Name: Cottonham
Local Name:
Owner Name: Cottonham
Location: Five miles north of San Augustine
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: Later 1800s
Town: North of San Augustine
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, cornmeal, and cotton
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Water
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, grist mill, and cotton gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: J. Johnson, an oldtime resident of the area, noted in an interview with Vernon L. Beasley that the Cottonham water-powered plant had a sawmill, cotton gin, and grist mill. It was located about five miles north of San Augustine.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson