CHESTER COUNTY NEWSPAPERS
- The first weekly newspaper in the county was near the close of
the 1700s, and was put out by Jones, Hoff and Derrick, 3 young printers.
The paper was called the WEST CHESTER GAZETTE.
- In 1808 a weekly paper was begun in Downingtown by Charles Mowry, entitled the TEMPERANCE ZONE.
The next year the paper's name was changed to THE DOWNINGTOWN AMERICAN REPUBLICAN.
- THE CHESTER COUNTY DEMOCRAT was in existence in 1833, published by George Fisher.
- The above 2 papers were consolidated, and published under the title
THE AMERICAN REPUBLICAN AND CHESTER COUNTY DEMOCRAT, in JAN of 1883.
- THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR, was also published in Downingtown in 1835.
- THE DELAWARE GAZETTE was around the same time, and by 1853 published by GEo. W. Pearce
- THE REPUBLICAN was a merger, in 1863, of THE CHESTER COUNTY TIMES and the DELAWARE GAZETTE, published by Samuel R. Downing
- THE CHESTER COUNTY TIMES....1863 Major Moore.
- THE CHESTER AND DELAWARE FEDERALIST, published by Dennis Whelen...1809. (name later changed to THE VILLAGE RECORD)
- THE PENNSYLVANIA CORRESPONDANT published in 1804 by Asher Miner
- THE VILLAGE RECORD AND REGISTER AND EXAMINER , 1854 John S. Bowen and James M. Meredith
- THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR AND PEOPLE'S FRIEND 1834 Caleb Kinnard
- THE EDEN STAR, 1814published by Nathan Blackman, Jr. in Edenton
- THE INDEPENDENT JOURNAL.. Downingtown 1827, by Dr. Geo. Fairlamb and Geo. Plitt...later became THE CHESTER COUNTY DEMOCRAT, In 1830
- LITERARY CASKET AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCER, 1828 by Alexander Marshall and Nathan Siegfried
- NATIONAL REPUBLICAN ADVOCATE AND LITERARY GAZETTE 1830, in West Chester, by Mr. Hannum
- THE WHIG, 1834 by Simeon Siegfried.
- THE TEMPERANCE ADVOCATE 1831-5 Simeon Siegfried
- GENERAL ADVERTISER AND JOURNAL OF THE TIMES, 1836, Wm. Jenkins
- COATESVILLE STAR, 1839 Townsend Haines, esq.
- AMERICAN STAR 1841 Townsend Haines ....then became the INDEPENDENT JOURNAL AND WORKINGMAN'S ADVOCATE,
with Asher Wright and Alfred Creyon
- WEST CHESTER HERALD and the JEFFERSONIAN , united in 1843 to become the JEFFERSONIAN AND DEMOCRATIC HERALD
- ANTI-MASONIC REGISTER, published by Joseph Pinter
- The 2nd was called the ANTI-MASONIC EXAMINER, by DR. John Perkins.....this later became THE REGISTER AND EXAMINER BY 1836
- INDEPENDENT HERALD AND FREE AMERICAN, 1857, John Pinkerton
- THE COLONIZATION HERALD, 1836, Mr. Walton in Coatesville
- PHOENIXVILLE PIONEER 1848, Mr. Taylor
- PHOENIX LEDGER and the IRONMAN, 1849-1850, Hughes and Greene
- WEEKLEY PHOENIX became the INDEPENDENT PHOENIX, CA 1857 - John Royer Sr. and Jr.
- PENNSYLVANIA GUARDIAN - 1860 - Colonel J. Puleston
- PHOENIXVILLE REPUBLICAN - 1870
- MESSENGER 1873 -Frank Yeager
- OXFORD PRESS - 1861 - Henry Brinton
- OXFORD REPUBLICAN - Geo. Stroman 1874
- KENNETT FREE PRESS - 1855 - B.F. Coles
- WEEKLY LEADER - 1871 - H.M. Worth
- KENNETT NEWS AND ADVERTISER, 1877 - Theodore Jadleu and J.F. Holton
- RURAL ECONOMIST - 1862 - Dr. E.C. Evans
- THE PARKESBURG HERALD- 1864 Robert Young
- CHESTER VALLEY UNION 1863 in Coatesville by W. R. Ash
- WEEKLY TIMES 1878 Wm. Ash
- CHESTER COUNTY JOURNAL 1866 Joshua Kames
- THE DOWNINGTOWN INDEPENDENT 1873 - Potter and Cordery
- THE SPRING CITY SUN - 1872 - John Royer
- GREEN TREE AND MALVERN ITEM - 1878 - Herbert L. Gill in Willistown
- HONEYBROOK GRAPHIC 1879 - J. Henry Long and Geo. Guss
- THE DAY SPRING - 1853 -Edward Orvis
- (I have not included the medical, legal, and religious newspapers, or the agricultural journals)
This page updated on February27, 2009