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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JE-61
Corporate Name: Smyth Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: George Smyth and J. D. Smyth
Location: Smyth's Bluff on the Neches below Beaumont, two miles north of Nederland
County: Jefferson
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1867
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1867 to about 1870
Town: Smyth's Bluff or Smith's
Company Town: 1
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: George W. Smyth and J. D. Smyth built a small mill at a point below Beaumont known as Smyth's Bluff on the Neches River. In a year or two they moved it to Beaumont. It was described by the Beaumont Journal as a sawmill town in 1871, thirty-four miles from Deweyville.
Research Date: MCJ 03-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson