Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-104
Corporate Name: Daniel Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Awtrey Fleming Daniel. William Fleming Daniel and [C. B.] Spivey.
Location: Seven miles south of Cushing, near Caro
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1917
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1907 to 1917
Town: Near Caro
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: 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & New Orleans. Caro & Northern
Historicial Development: This mill at or near Caro was originally a William Fleming Daniel and C. B. Spivey operation, who was later joined by H. V. Sitton. In 1909, Sitton, who had sawmilling connections with Fleming at Redlawn as well as at Caro, gave Daniel a Warranty Deed on the Caro sawmill. The mill operated until World War I. Awtrey Fleming Daniel, son of W. F. Daniel, sold more than two hundred thousand feet of lumber from his mill, seven miles south of Cushing, to Tilford-Hunt in 1917. The Caro mill site may have originally been the site for the Ninty & Henslee mill announced in the American Lumberman in 1906. Daniel bought a townsite from the Henslees in 1907.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson