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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-157
Corporate Name: The Casena Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: The Casena Sawmill
Location: Vicinity of Ryan Chapel Methodist Church near Casena
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880 or 1881
Town: Casena
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: None
Historicial Development: Casena was an early community of Angelina County, Texas, located about halfway between the Neches River and what is now Diboll. A secondary source reported ninety years after the fact that “In 1880 or 1881 the first house of lumber was erected. The lumber was secured at a little sawmill located about halfway between Emporia and the Neches River known as Casena.”
Research Date: MCJ 01-17-96
Prepared By: M Johnson