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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-83
Corporate Name: Briley & Koonce
Local Name:
Owner Name: Briley & Koonce
Location: Chireno
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1951
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1951 to 1957
Town: Chireno
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwood 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: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Briley & Koonce sawmill firm operated at Chireno. Established in 1951 as a partnership, E. D. Briley and Buren Koonce managed operations with about five men that produced hardwood and pine lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson