Pulaski Citizen

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Pulaski Citizen

The Pulaski Citizen is a local newspaper serving Pulaski, Tennessee. It is currently available in both print and online editions.


The Pulaski Citizen was founded in 1854 as a four page weekly.[1] It has been in continuous publication since 1866.[2]

In the years after the Civil War, the paper's editor was L.W. McCord, whose brother Frank McCord was a founding member of the Ku Klux Klan.[3] During this period L.W. McCord feigned ignorance of what the Ku Klux Klan was, while simultaneously printing messages from them in the paper that he claimed to be mysteriously delivered.[4] Subsequently, Laps D. McCord became the owner, passing it on to others in the McCord family after his death.

In 1892 the Citizen was purchased by a Nashville businessman, leaving the McCord family.[5][6]


  1. ^ Rowell, George Presbury (1887). Geo. P. Rowell and Co.'s American Newspaper Directory. Printers' Ink Publishing Company.
  2. ^ "The Pulaski citizen". ISSN 2328-1065. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  3. ^ Parsons, Elaine Frantz (2005-12-01). "Midnight Rangers: Costume and Performance in the Reconstruction-Era Ku Klux Klan". Journal of American History. 92 (3): 811–836. doi:10.2307/3659969. ISSN 0021-8723.
  4. ^ "The Pulaski Citizen". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. ISSN 2328-1065. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  5. ^ "The Pulaski citizen". ISSN 2328-1065. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  6. ^ "The Pulaski citizen". The Library of Congress. Retrieved 2018-05-27.