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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-143
Corporate Name: J. A. Spears
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. A. Spears. W. A. and A. R. Parrott.
Location: On the Jake Russell and John Walker surveys thirteen miles northwest of Nacogdoches
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1922
End Year: 1922
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1922
Town: Northwest of Nacogdoches
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Two tenant houses
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Small steam plant
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: J. A. Spears bought in 1922 from W. A. Parrott & Son ( A. R. Parrott) a steam sawmill plant located thirteen miles northwest of Nacogdoches on the Jake Russell and John Walker surveys, including the mill buildings and two small tenant houses. W. A. Parrott had been operating a stave camp as early as 1903. That year a Nacogdoches newspaper reported that the W. A. Parrott stave camp required twenty-five animal teams to haul staves.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson