Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-122
Corporate Name: Fulmer's Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. J. and T. D. Fulmer. Mr. Harris.
Location: Two miles north of Swift, intersection of 2713 East and Highway 7
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1902
End Year: 1902
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1902
Town: North of Swift
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 50 in 1902
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, shingles, boxing, weatherboarding, fencing and framing
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: 20000: 1902
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: A circular sawmill with a planer and shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. J. Fulmer and son, according to the Nacogdoches Weekly Sentinel, bought the Harris mill, which was located in April 1902 about two miles north of Swift. A Nacogdoches newspaper reported in 1902 Fulmer's mill was cutting 20,000 feet daily at Swift. Another report by the Nacogdoches Plaindealer that year advertised the mill sold lumber, shingles, boxing, weatherboarding, fencing and framing.
Research Date: LAT 08-08-93, JKG 12-15-93, MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: L. Turner, J. Gerland, M. Johnson