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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-272
Corporate Name: Hiram Miller
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hiram Miller
Location: On Naconiche Creek, south of Garrison
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1890
Decades: 1880-1889,1890-1899
Period of Operation: About 1880 to 1890
Town: On Naconiche Creek, south of Garrison
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, cotton, cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Water
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, cotton gin, grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Hiram Miller, according to a Nacogdoches newspaper in 1907, pioneered milling in the area of south of Garrison. He built a water mill on Naconiche Creek, where he manufactured lumber, cotton, and cornmeal. His meal was reputed to be the best in the area because the mill stones ground the corn slowly, thus the meal was not injured by heat as it would be in a steam mill.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson