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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-263
Corporate Name: Westbrook
Local Name:
Owner Name: Westbrook
Location: On Shirley Creek at the Ray Mize place 3 1/2 miles on Highway 95 from Chireno
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1940
End Year: 1940
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1940s
Town: Near Chireno
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood 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: Hardwood sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Possibly the Nacogdoches and Southeastern
Historicial Development: Lane Matthews remembered that a Mr. Westbrook had a small hardwood mill on Shirley Creek during the 1940s. The mill had a small commissary and a few tenant houses, which was financed by T. O. Sutton & Sons, who had a much larger mill just south of Chireno.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson