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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-145
Corporate Name: J. C. Stewart Jr.
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. C. Stewart, Jr.
Location: Chireno
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 13 years
Start Year: 1945
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1945 to 1957
Town: Chireno
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: 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: Portable sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Lane Matthews remembered that J. C. Stewart, Jr. had a small portable “thick ‘n thin” sawmill that he operated for a number of years in the Chireno area. Stewart employed day laborers. Because the mill was a portable model, Stewart did not operate a commissary. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 lists the the J. C. Stewart, Jr. sawmill firm at Chireno. That year Stewart employed about eight workers who produced rough and green lumber. The mill was also listed in the Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas, published in 1957.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson