Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-118
Corporate Name: Fitze Lumber Company
Local Name: Fitze
Owner Name: Fitze Lumber Company
Location: Fitze, between Nacogdoches and Garrison
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1893
End Year: 1893
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1893
Town: Fitze
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 75 in 1905
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: 10000: 1893
Capacity Comments: 10,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: Fitze Lumber at Fitze was cutting 10,000 feet daily according to the Galveston Weekly News in 1893.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson