LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA

NEWSPAPERS

The town of Florence or Lauderdale County, Alabama has had at least one
newspaper almost from the time of the county's creation.   Most of them, in the
early years of their existence, were published weekly;  some were published less
frequently. When doing research in the old newspapers, it is wise to look in all
the papers in the area at that given time. This includes those that were published
in Tuscumbia, Alabama. The papers listed below are available on microfilm located
in the respective libraries. If you know of a Lauderdale County newspaper that
has been left out of the list below, or if you know have an original copy of an early Lauderdale County, Alabama newspaper, please e-mail me. Pat M. Mahan



Florence Lauderdale County Library
Name of Paper                                  Dates of Publication                Comments
                                          From                       To
American Democrat                  11 and 18 Sep 1856                two issues Orig. an abolitionist paper
Bailey Springs Journal                       Apr 1897                 one issue Bailey Springs University
Florence Appeal                       1 - 29 Aug 1896                           issue of 22 Aug is missing
Florence Daily News                              1921
Florence Democrat                         23 Feb 1899               26 Oct 1900 [missing issues]
Florence Enquirer                         23 Mar 1840               31 Mar 1847 [Scattered issues]
Florence Enquirer                         23 Mar 1840               31 Mar 1847
Florence Gazette [1st paper in Florence]         1824                      1863 [scattered issues] 4 reels
Florence Herald                              Jun 1889               17 Apr 1973 Became the Florence Herald-Picture
Florence Journal                          29 Mar 1871
Florence Republican                       20 Jan 1874               20 Oct 1874
Florence Standard Journal                 29 Jan 1897                8 Oct 1897
Florence Times                             4 Jul 1890               31 Jul 1955 Now known as the Times Daily
Florence Times Journal
Florence Times Tri-Cities Daily              Oct 1974                  May 1991 Now known as the Times Daily
Lauderdale Journal                        23 Oct 1896               22 Jan 1897
Lauderdale Times                                 1871                      1872
Lauderdale Times & Journal                11 Apr 1871                7 Oct 1874
North Alabama Farm and Home                6 Apr 1875          only issue known
Southern College Magazine                    May 1856                      1857 Florence Wesleyan [Incomplete issues]
Times Daily                                  Jun 1991              Current date
Times Tri-Cities Daily Florence              Jun 1967                  Jun 1991 Now known as the Times Daily
Tri-Cities Daily Sheffield AL                Jan 1955                  Mar 1967 Now known as the Times Daily
Waterloo Tribune                          25 Feb 1897                8 Oct 1897

Collier Library - University of North Alabama


Name of Paper                                     Dates of Publication                Comments
                                            From                       To
Banner                                           1883                1890; 1892
Flor-Ala                                         1931                   present University of North Alabama
Florence Evening Bulletin              Feb - May 1901
Florence Gazette                                 1824                      1863 Scattered, incomplete issues
Florence Gazette                                 1875                      1887 Scattered, incomplete issues
Florence Gazette                                 1893                      1897
Florence Herald                           22 Jun 1889               24 Apr 1975
Florence Herald-Picture                   24 Apr 1975               17 Feb 1982
Florence Journal                                 1865                      1871 Incomplete issues
Florence Wave                                    1886                      1889 Incomplete issues
Lauderdale News                              Dec 1879                  Nov 1883 Incomplete issues
North Star                             Feb - Dec 1884
Rogersville News                             Jul 1919                      1920 Incomplete issues
The Watcher                                  Aug 1888                  May 1889 African American

NEWSPAPER DATABASE

Index to the Times Daily
1 Jan 1999 - 31 Dec 2002

2003 by Ken Johnson
Used here with permission.

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