Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-7
Corporate Name: Noble & Thompson Lumber Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Noble & Thompson. R. A. Thompson.
Location: San Augustine: highway 21 and Santa Fe Railroad tracks
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1908
Town: San Augustine
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: 20000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 20,000 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: Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: The manufacturing firm of Nobles & Thompson operated a rough-lumber sawmill at San Augustine from about 1906 to 1910. The mortgages were handled by George Dilley &Son of Palestine, Anderson County and the First National Bank. Southern Industrial and Lumber Review reported that this mill was producing 20,000 feet daily in 1906. It was not listed in the 1907 edition of the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association. According to San Augustine county records, the firm of Noble & Thompson mortgaged to Geo Dilley & Son for a Curtis 54-inch right hand circular saw. R. A. Thompson on 13 May 1907 mortgaged to Dilley, payable in eleven notes, two boilers and other machinery. R. A. Thompson on 22 December 1906 mortgaged $857 with the First National Bank for a sawmill, steam machinery, and nine mules. The Thompson Lumber Company was taxed by the county in 1908 on product, boilers, and tools. It disappears from San Augustine history shortly thereafter.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96, LT 07-31-93
Prepared By: L Turner, M. Johnson