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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-86
Corporate Name: J. E. Peavy
Local Name: Nancy
Owner Name: J. E. Peavy
Location: Peavy Switch, a mile or more south and west of Hudson, also identified as Caruthers
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1890
Decades: 1880-1889,1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1880s and 1890s
Town: Peavy Switch
Company Town: 1
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: 
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: Later, the Texas-Southeastern, the company tram of Southern Pine Lumber Company.
Historicial Development: In his thesis, Archie Birdsong Matthews wrote that J. E. Peavy owned and operated a small sawmill at Peavy Switch, located just south of Hudson, before 1900. The Texas South-Eastern, according to the Handbook of Texas, built and used a switch at Peavy, through which it shipped sawlogs from 1900 to about 1910.
Research Date: MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson