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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-20
Corporate Name: Barlow Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Barlow Sawmill
Location: One mile north of Pineland on west side of Highway 96
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 18 years
Start Year: 1940
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: From the 1940s to at least 1957
Town: North of Pineland
Company Town: 0
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: 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
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: Barlow's Sawmill was listed in the 1957 edition of Nelson T. Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. An oral interview with Drayton Speights, life-long resident and lumberman of Sabine County, revealed that the mill existed in the 1940s. It was located on the west side of Highway 96, about one mile north of Pineland.
Research Date: MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson