Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NE-34
Corporate Name: Fields Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Fields Mill
Location: Near Wiergate
County: Newton
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1847
End Year: 1847
Decades: 1840-1849
Period of Operation: 1847
Town: Near Wiergate
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: Probably 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: Edell Woods informed an interviewer from the Texas Forestry Museum at Lufkin that a sawmill known as “Fields Mill” existed as early as 1847 at Wiergate in Newton County. No other primary or secondary sources have supported this claim.
Research Date: MCJ 01-23-96
Prepared By: M Johnson