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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-30
Corporate Name: Boren's Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Boren's Mill
Location: Eight miles south of San Augustine on Highway 103 next to Bobbitt Creek
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 13 years
Start Year: 1890
End Year: 1902
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1890s to 1902
Town: South 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: 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: T. L. Bobbitt, in an oral interview with Vernon L. Beasley, noted that a “Born's” water-powered sawmill operated for a few years around 1900 next to Bobbitt Creek, about eight miles south of San Augustine. This is probably a secondary mill to the “Boren's Mill” mentioned in a Quit Claim Deed of 1871 filed in San Augustine County.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson