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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-130
Corporate Name: L. Vance Greer
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. Vance Greer
Location: Greer community
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1882
End Year: 1882
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1882
Town: Unknown
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: 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: L. Vance Greer borrowed $366.21 to secure a water mill with “saw capacity now attached.” This mill area had its own school district within San Augustine County in 1892 and was known at the Vance Greer community school. It received $77.00 for maintenance and the operation of a public school for that year from the County.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson