Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-38
Corporate Name: Foley & Noble
Local Name:
Owner Name: Foley-Noble. Hugh Foley, president; C. E. Noble, vice-president.
Location: Three and a half miles northwest of Milam
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1917
End Year: 1917
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1917
Town: Northwest of Milam
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: Hugh Foley had sawmilling experience. He was listed in the 1910 Census as a “manager, lumber company,” living in San Augustine County, at precinct 1, residence 141. In October 1917, Tilford Hunt Lumber Company of Nacogdoches advanced to Foley-Noble Lumber Company an amount of money equal to the value of its sawmill to run. In payment, for six months would send its entire output from the saw and planing mills to Tilford Hunt Lumber Company. Foley and Noble were names associated with sawmilling in the San Augustine and Shelby county area. C. E. Noble would continue in the sawmill industry in the Sabine River area until World War II.
Research Date: MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: M Johnson