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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-91
Corporate Name: Caroway [Carraway]
Local Name:
Owner Name: Caroway [Carraway] [Caraway] Carroway].
Location: Sterne (Carraway's Mill)
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1902
End Year: 1903
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1902 to 1903
Town: Sterne
Company Town: 1
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: Houston East & West Texas Railroad
Historicial Development: The Caroway [Carraway] sawmill was located near Sterne in 1902, according to a newspaper article. Rev. A. L. Charlton of Carraway's Mill in July 1903 advertised a reward for his runaway mare. The Caroway mill was listed in 1906 as cutting 40,000 feet daily at Appleby. The county deed records reveal that Caroway was buying land on the John Arriola grant, about six miles northeast of Nacogdoches near Appleby, from 1906 to 1908. On October 25, 1907, Adam Carraway sold a steam sawmill plant to W. H. Coats. Adam Carroway, according to county records, sold a sawmill for $500 to W. H. Coates, C. A. Coates, and A. D. Russell in 1907. Equipment included the sawmill, a boiler, carriage, saw husk, saws, belts, and piping.
Research Date: LAT 08-08-93, JKG 12-15-93, MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: L. Turner, J. Gerland, M. Johnson