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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-16
Corporate Name: Acorn Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Acorn Lumber Company
Location: Chinquapin, twelves miles south of San Augustine on Highway 1751
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 37 years
Start Year: 1960
End Year: 1996
Decades: 1960-1969,1970-1979,1980-1989,1990-1999
Period of Operation: 1960s to 1996
Town: South of San Augustine
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and ties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Electric
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: Weldon Beasley, in an oral interview with Vernon L. Beasley, noted the Acorn Lumber Company is located at Chinquapin, about twelve miles south of San Augustine. The mill was listed in the 1987 Forest Products Industries in Texas. Ricky Lout, when interviewed by Vernon L. Beasley, noted that the mill makes ties and had been at its location since the 1960s.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96, LT 07-31-93
Prepared By: L Turner, M Johnson