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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-77
Corporate Name: Bermea Land & Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bermea Land & Lumber Company with Andrew Bermea
Location: LaNana
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1897
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1897 to 1900
Town: LaNana
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 150 by 1895; 104 in 1906
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: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: The Beaumont Journal in 1905 reported that W. G. Harrington was building a mill on the old site of the Bermea Land and Lumber Company at LaNana. According to the newspaper, the Bermea Lumber Company had closed its mill at LaNana about 1897. Nacogdoches County records note that Andrew Bermea had a mill and tram at LaNana on the Houston East & West Texas. The sawmill was located on sixty acres of the Kirby Grant. Tram equipment consisted of three and a half miles of narrow-gauge rails, a small locomotive, and log cars. The Daily Sentinel reported on January 25, 1900, that the Deputy U. S. Marshall was looking into the affairs of the said company. In March, 1901, the local newspaper mentioned that A. Wettermark & Son had sued Bermea Land & Lumber Company for indebtedness. The complaint was dismissed at cost of plaintiff.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson