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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-260
Corporate Name: Wingate Brothers
Local Name:
Owner Name: Wingate Brothers with Noah and Walter Wingate
Location: Two miles east of Linn Flat
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1902
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1902 to 1907
Town: East of Linn Flat
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: 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: Texas & New Orleans
Historicial Development: The first mention of a Wingate Mill near Linn Flat can be found in a Nacogdoches newspaper report. Dr. W. H. Campbell, a county health official, received a report that small pox was evident at or near Linn Flat. When Campbell reached the area, the infected individual, a Mr. Wingate, had died. The death happened at Wingate's Mill. Noah and Walter Wingate had a sawmill located two miles east of Linn Flat in 1907. That year they contracted their sawmill cut to Southern Mills Company. Wingate Brothers were to deliver their milled lumber to the Southern Mills planing mill at Dalmont Station.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson