Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-131
Corporate Name: Leach Brothers
Local Name:
Owner Name: Leach Brothers with C and L E Leach.
Location: Eight miles northwest of San Augustine on Ed Kennon land
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1924
End Year: 1924
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1924
Town: Northwest of 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: Unknown
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: Unknown
Historicial Development: On 27 Mar 1924, Leach Brothers mortgaged for $500 sawmill machinery at their sawmill location on Ed Kennon land, about eight miles northwest of San Augustine (p. 105). That same day they sold to J. O. Payne all the lumber cut at their mill and to be cut at their mill until the mortgage was paid off (p. 107).
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M Johnson