Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-133
Corporate Name: Lewis Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bill, Clyde, and Ivey Lewis
Location: Chinquapin, twelve miles south of San Augustine
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1941
End Year: 1943
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1941 to 1943
Town: Chinquapin
Company Town: 0
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: None
Historicial Development: Shirley Lewis in an interview with Vernon L. Beasley reported that she remembered that Bill, Clyde, and Ivey Lewis operated three sawmills at Chinquapin from 1941 to 1943.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M Johnson