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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-127
Corporate Name: Ferris (or Fairess) Farm sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Ferris Farm sawmill
Location: In the area of present-day Highway 21, east of the Neches River
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1860
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1860s
Town: East of the Neches River
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: 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: None
Historicial Development: The owner of the Ferris (or Fairess) farm in Cherokee County during the 1860s operated a steam sawmill for farm use, according to the Cherokee County Historical Commission. This may be the A. Faris sawmill plant enumerated in the 1850 Census near Pinetown.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson