List of newspapers in Virginia in the 18th century

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This is a list of newspapers published in 18th-century Virginia, North America.

Virginia newspapers by town[edit]

Alexandria[edit]

Virginia Journal and Alexandria Advertiser, 1784

Newspapers published in Alexandria, Virginia:

  • Alexandria Advertiser and Commercial Intelligencer. D., Dec. 8–31, 1800+[1]
  • The Columbian Mirror and Alexandria Gazette. S.W., T.W., Nov. 21, 1792 – Dec. 6, 1800.[1]
  • The Times. Alexandria Advertiser. D., Apr. 10, 1797 – Apr. 16 1799.[1]
  • The Times; and District Of Columbia Daily Advertiser. D., Apr. 17, 1799 – Dec. 31, 1800+[1]
  • The Virginia Gazette and Alexandria Advertiser. W., July 30(?), 1789 – Nov. 1793.[1]
  • The Virginia Journal, and Alexandria Advertiser. W., Feb. 5, 1784 – July 4, 1789.[1]

Dumfries[edit]

Newspapers published in Dumfries, Virginia:

  • The Virginia Gazette, and Agricultural Repository. W., Sept. 29, 1791 – Dec. 19, 1793.[1]

Fincastle[edit]

Newspapers published in Fincastle, Virginia:

  • The Herald Of Virginia, and Fincastle Weekly Advertiser. W., March – Dec. 27, 1800+[1]

Fredericksburg[edit]

Newspapers published in Fredericksburg, Virginia:

  • The Genius Of Liberty; and Fredericksburg & Falmouth Advertiser. W., S.W., Oct. 10, 1797 – Sept. 2, 1799.[1]
  • The Virginia Herald. S.W., Aug. 23, 1799 – Dec. 26, 1800+[1]
  • The Virginia Herald, and Fredericksburg Advertiser. W., S.W., June 7, 1787 – Oct. 16 (?), 1795.[1]
  • The Virginia Herald, and Fredericksburg & Falmouth Advertiser. S.W., Oct. 20, 1795 – Aug. 19, 1797.[1]

Leesburg[edit]

Newspapers published in Leesburg, Virginia:

  • The True American. W., November 1798–1800(?)[1]

Norfolk[edit]

Newspapers published in Norfolk, Virginia:

  • American Gazette. S.W., May 6, 1796.[1]
  • American Gazette & General Advertiser. S.W., May 10, 1796 – Nov. 7, 1797.[1]
  • American Gazette, and Norfolk and Portsmouth Public Advertiser. S.W., May 7, 1794 – Apr. 30, 1796.[1]
  • The American Gazette, and Norfolk and Portsmouth Weekly Advertiser. W., July 18, 1792 – Apr. 30, 1794.[1]
  • Epitome of the Times. S.W., Jan. 1, 1799 – Dec. 30, 1800+[1]
  • The Herald. T.W., Nov. 9–30, 1795.[1]
  • The Herald, and Norfolk and Portsmouth Advertiser. S.W., T.W., Aug. 13, 1794 – Nov. 5, 1795.[1]
  • The Norfolk and Portsmouth Chronicle. W., Aug. 29, 1789 – June (?), 1792.[1]
  • The Norfolk and Portsmouth Gazette. W., Sept. 9 – Oct. 8, 1789.[1]
  • The Norfolk and Portsmouth Journal. W., June 21, 1786 – May 13 (?), 1789.[1]
  • Norfolk Herald. T.W., Dec. 3, 1795 – Oct. 31, 1796.[1]
  • The Norfolk Herald. T.W., D., Feb. 20, 1798 – Dec. 29, 1800+[1]
  • The Norfolk Herald & Public Advertiser. T.W., Nov. 3, 1796 – Feb. 17, 1798.[1]
  • The Virginia Chronicle, & C. S.W., Nov. 13 – Dec. 19, 1794.[1]
  • The Virginia Chronicle, & General Advertiser. S.W., Apr. 11 – Nov. 10, 1794.[1]
  • Virginia Chronicle and Norfolk and Portsmouth General Advertiser. W., July 28, 1792 – Apr. 5, 1794.[1]
  • The Virginia Gazette. 1775 – Feb. 3, 1776.[1]
  • Virginia Gazette, or, Norfolk Intelligencer. June 9 (?), 1774 – Sept. 20, 1775.[1]

Petersburg[edit]

Newspapers published in Petersburg, Virginia:

  • The Independent Ledger, and Petersburg and Blandford Public Advertiser. W., Mar. 6 – May 8, 1793.[1]
  • The Petersburg Intelligencer. S.W., June 17 – Dec. 31, 1800+[1]
  • Virginia Gazette, and Petersburg Intelligencer. W., S.W., July 6 (?), 1786 – May (?), 1800.[1]

Richmond[edit]

Newspapers published in Richmond, Virginia:

  • The American Advertiser. [1]
  • The Friend of the People, A Political Paper. Fortnightly, Jan. (?) – July (?), 1800.[1]
  • The Observatory, or, A View of the Times. S.W., July 3(?), 1797 – Sept. 10(?), 1798.[1]
  • The Press. W., Jan. 6 – Feb. 7(?) 1800.[1]
  • The Richmond and Manchester Advertiser. S.W., Apr. 30, 1795 – Nov. 15, 1796.[1]
  • Richmond Chronicle. S.W., May 23, 1795 – Aug. 27, 1796.[1]
  • The Virginia Argus. S.W., Nov. 19, 1796 – Dec. 30, 1800+[1]
  • The Virginia Federalist. S.W., May 25, 1799 – Aug. 2, 1800.[1]
  • The Virginia Gazette. W., May 9, 1780 – May 19, 1781.[1]
  • The Virginia Gazette, and General Advertiser. W., S.W., Aug. 25, 1790 – Dec. 26, 1800+[1]
  • The Virginia Gazette, and Independent Chronicle. W., 1784 (?) – Sept. (?), 1789.[1]
  • The Virginia Gazette, and Richmond and Manchester Advertiser. S.W., Apr. 15, 1793 – Apr. 25, 1795.[1]
  • Virginia Gazette & Richmond Chronicle. S.W., Mar. 2, 1793 – May 19, 1795.[1]
  • Virginia Gazette and Weekly Advertiser. W., Feb. 16, 1782 – Apr. 22, 1797.[1]
  • The Virginia Gazette, or, The American Advertiser. W., Dec. 22, 1781 – Dec. 20, 1786.[1]
  • The Virginia Independent Chronicle. W., July 26, 1786 – May 6, 1789.[1]
  • The Virginia Independent Chronicle, and General Advertiser. W., May 13, 1789 – Aug. 18, 1790.[1]

Staunton[edit]

Newspapers published in Staunton, Virginia:

  • The Staunton Gazette, or, The Western Star. W., Feb. 5, 1790.[1]
  • Staunton Spy. W., Feb. 1793 – Feb. 1, 1794.[1]

Williamsburg[edit]

Newspapers published in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Winchester[edit]

Newspapers published in Winchester, Virginia:

  • Bowen's Virginia Centinel & Gazette, or, The Winchester Political Repository. W., Apr. 1790 – Feb. 19, 1796.[1]
  • The Virginia Centinel, or, The Winchester Mercury. W., Apr. 2, 1788 – Apr. (?), 1790.[1]
  • The Virginia Gazette, and Winchester Advertiser. W., July 11, 1787 – Apr. 23, 1788.[1]
  • Virginia Gazette, or, The Winchester Advertiser. W., Apr. 30, 1788 – Sept. 9, 1789.[1]
  • Winchester Gazette. W., 1798 (?) – Dec. 31, 1800+[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh "Eighteenth-Century American Newspapers in the Library of Congress: Virginia". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  2. ^ Colonial Williamsburg. Retrieved 2010-10-21

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