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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-40
Corporate Name: Angelina County Lumber Company logging front at Nancy
Local Name: Nancy
Owner Name: Angelina County Lumber Company logging front at Nancy
Location: Camp Nancy; shipping point at Zavalla
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 16 years
Start Year: 1918
End Year: 1933
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1920s to 1930s
Town: Camp Nancy
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Sawtimber and sawlogs
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Oxen, mules, steam machinery, logging tram equipment
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: Company logging tram road, mules, horses, skidders, steam loaders, etc.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & New Orleans at Zavalla. Angelina & Neches River R. R. Co, the company logging tram.
Historicial Development: Nancy was one of the locations for the Angelina County Lumber Company logging fronts from about 1918 to the 1930s. It had a post office, a commissary, a school, several tenant houses as well as boxcar houses. It was moved to Acol in the 1930s. 133 white pupils enrolled in Nancy school during the 1929-1930 school year. Webb reported that the community was named for Nancy Kelty and was established in 1923 by Angelina County Lumber Company. Two hundred tenant houses were built along with a commissary and company offices. By 1930, the post office had been discontinued.
Research Date: MCJ 01-09-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson