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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-54
Corporate Name: A. and C. Hotchkiss
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. and C. Hotchkiss
Location: Unknown
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: About 1849 to the 1850s
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Water
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 315,014 feet during the reporting period of the Census
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: The Hotchkiss saw and grist mill in Nacogdoches County employed two hands, and paid $40 per month in wages during the census year ending June 1, 1850. These census records also reveal that the owners were the largest lumber producers in the county at that time, having manufactured during the year 315,014 feet (valued at $3096). 5085 bushels of meal was also produced during the year (a value of $3813). The owners of the Hotchkiss mill had $5713 invested in the business.
Research Date: JKG 9-20-93, M. Johnson 02-10-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson