Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-69
Corporate Name: F. H. Greer
Local Name:
Owner Name: F. H. Greer
Location: About seven miles from San Augustine
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1892
End Year: 1894
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1892 to 1894
Town: Seven miles from San Augustine
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and ginned cotton
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: Circular sawmill and cotton gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: F. H. Greer mortgaged certain sawmill machinery, excepting the saw and saw carriage and carry log, to E. A. Blount. In February 1893, Greer apparently experienced further economic difficulties, for that month he mortgaged for $600 his sawmill and circular saw; his cotton gin; and all cotton ginned during the 1893 and 1894 growing season. In January 1894, Greer mortgages the gin's steam feeder and boiler condenser plus the entire sawmill and attachments for $1,000.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson