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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-24
Corporate Name: Benefield & Flornoy [Flournoy]
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. W. Benefield & J. T. Flornoy [Flournoy]. N. G. Thomas, J. J. Higginbotham, and H. R. Higginbotham.
Location: Five miles east of San Augustine
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1912
End Year: 1912
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1912
Town: Five miles east of San Augustine
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: 10-inch by 12-inch steam engine
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: The firm of Benefield & Flornoy [Flournoy] had its sawmill mortgaged to N. G. Thomas, J. H.. Higginbotham and H. R. Higginbotham for $85j0 on 5 December 1912. Equipment included a HSG 12-foot by 44-inch boiler, an Ames 10-inch by 12-inch steam engine, a saw husk and mandrel, a carriage and track, circular saws, feed works, dollys, dollyways and sheds.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M Johnson