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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HD-3
Corporate Name: A. W. Carlisle
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. W. Carlisle
Location: Kountze
County: Hardin
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1881
End Year: 1886
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1884
Town: Kountze
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
Other
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Sabine and East Texas (Texas and New Orleans)
Historicial Development: A. W. Carlisle is listed in 1884 as having a mill at Kountze, Hardin County. The Beaumont Enterprise reported that Carlyle and Snelling were running a mill a mile above Kountze in 1881. Sometime thereafter they must have built a second mill closer to town, for by 1884, Carlyle and Snelling were listed independently with their own mills at Kountze by a railroad directory. The hurricane of October 12, 1886, may have destroyed the sawmill complex, as it did many others in Louisiana and Texas. This plant does not appear in records after this time.
Research Date: MCJ 03-13-96
Prepared By: M Johnson