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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-170
Corporate Name: Jeanes Bros
Local Name:
Owner Name: Jeanes Bros with T. W. “West” and Will Jeanes
Location: Two and a half miles west of Chireno
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1896
End Year: 1899
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1896 to 1899
Town: West of Chireno
Company Town: 2
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: None
Historicial Development: In October 1896, the Jeanes family bought 1,000 acres from A. F. and F. J. (wife) Kinsey, located on Pelost Creek about two and a half miles west of Chireno. They farmed their land and also constructed a steam-powered sawmill plant. The Jeanes sold the land in 1899 and moved the sawmill southwest to the tracks of the Texas & New Orleans.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson