Knox County TN Newspapers

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(Past & Present)

"Newspapers were published in Fountain City and Knoxville. Scattered early issues are available from 1798, and a complete run begins in 1926. Microfilms are provided to Tennessee libraries on interlibrary loan. Individual reels may be purchased."


The following papers were published in Knoxville, unless otherwise specified:

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American Campaigner.   April  21 - Nov. 17 1856 April 21 - Nov. 17 1856  Weekly 
with Daily Register
American Statesman.
Dec 14?, 1852 - Dec?, 1854  Feb  2; April 20 1853; 

Jan 7 - April 29 1854

 Weekly 
Continued by Knoxville Statesman
with Knoxville Free Press
American Whig and Knoxville Enquirer
 

Dec 31, 1828 - May 6 1829  Dec 31 1828;

Jan 7 - May 6 1829

Weekly 
Continues Enquirer.
Continued by Western Chronicle.
with Knoxville Enquirer
Argus and Commercial Herald.  

June 27 1839 - Feb 21 1841 June 27 1839 - Feb 21 1841 Weekly 
Continued by Knoxville Argus.
with Knoxville Argus
Army Mail Bag.   Jan 31? 1864 - ?

(Suspended April 18 - May23 1864.)

Jan 31? - April 11 1864 

1864 published in Lexington Ky.
with Daily Register
Brownlow's Knoxville Whig. 
April 14 1855 - July 27 1861  April 14 1855 - July 27 1861 Weekly 
Continues Brownlow's Knoxville Whig and Independent Journal.
Continued by Brownlow's Weekly Whig.
with Brownlow's Whig and Independent Journal
Brownlow's Knoxville Whig. 
Feb.28 1866 - Jan. 27 1869  Feb.28 1866 - Jan. 27 1869 Weekly 
Continues Brownlow's Knoxville Whig and Rebel Ventilator.
Continued by Knoxville Weekly Whig.
with Brownlow's Knoxville Whig and Independent Journal.
Brownlow's Knoxville Whig and Independent Journal. 
May19 1849 - April 7 1855 May19 1849 - April 7 1855
 Weekly 
Continues Jonesborough Whig and Independent Journal (Jonesboro).
Continued by Brownlow's Knoxville Whig (1855 - 1861)
Brownlow's Knoxville Whig and Rebel Ventilator.

N 11 1863 - Feb.21 1866   N 11 1863 - Feb.21 1866  Weekly 
Continues Brownlow's Knoxville Whig (1866 - 1869).
with Brownlow's Knoxville Whig and Independent Journal
Brownlow's Tri - Weekly Whig. 

Jan. 4 1859 - O? 1861  Jan. 4 - June 25 1859; Feb.25 1860; June 25 1861 Tri-Weekly 
Tri - Weekly edition Of. Brownlow's Weekly Whig.
Continued by Knoxville Tri - Weekly Whig and Rebel Ventilator.
Title varies: Tri - Weekly Whig
Brownlow's Weekly Whig.  


Ag 3 - O 26 1861 Ag 3 - O 26 1861 Weekly 
Continues  Brownlow's Knoxville Whig.
Continued by Knoxville Tri - Weekly Whig and Rebel Ventilator.
with Brownlow's Knoxville Whig and Independent Journal
Chilhowee Echo. 
? - ?  April 21, May12 1900 Weekly 
with Knoxville Free Press
Daily Dispatch. 

? - ?  Mr 24 1880 Daily
with Knoxville Free Press
Daily East Tennessean. 

Feb.27 1862 Feb.27 1862 Only one issue published
with Daily Register
Daily Morning Plebeian. 

 D ? 1851 - 1852? D 20 1851; Jan. 2, 23 1852
Daily
with Free Press
Daily Press and Herald Journal

l 14 1868 - May1876 d. June 3; N 28 1869; O 17 1875; Jan. 21, 22; Mr 14 1876 Supersedes Knoxville Herald, and Knoxville Daily Free Press.
Continued by Knoxville Free Press
Daily Register. 
Jan. 1861 - 1864?  Ag 7, 24 1861; [1862 - 1863]; O 25 1864 Daily
Title varies: Knoxville Daily Register
Daily Southern Chronicle.  
 
June 28 - Ag 27 1863? June 28 - Ag 27 1863 Daily
with Daily Register
Dollar Plebian.  
1851? - 1852  April 19, May3 1851
Weekly 
Continues Plebian.
Continued by Knoxville Plebian.
with Knoxville Free Press
East Tennessee News. 

1906 - ? Mr 26 1936; Mr 31; May5 1938; O 14 1943 with Knoxville Free Press
Enquirer. 

 
N 22 1826 - D 24 1828 Weekly  N 22 1826 - D 1827; [1828] Continues Knoxville Enquirer
Continued by American Whig and Knoxville Enquirer
with Knoxville Enquirer
Fountain Citizen
 
Nov. 26 1954 - Feb? 1961 Nov 26 1954 - 1960 Published in Fountain City (Knox Co), TN
Grange Outlook. 

 
April 2? 1874 - July 1 1875 April 23, July 16 1874
Continued by Living Age and Outlook
with Knoxville Free Press
Home Companion.  
May1892 - ?  July 18 1892
Monthly
with Knoxville Free Press
Impartial Observer 
see Knoxville Gazette
Knox County News
? 1969 - July 11? 1974  N 1 1973 - July 11 1974 Weekly 
Knoxville Argus.


 Mr 3 1841 - D ? 1844 w Mr 1841 - N 22 1843; [1844] Continued by Knoxville Standard
Continues Argus and Commercial Herald
Knoxville Commercial. 

Jan. 23? 1866 - ? 1867 Weekly  May21 1867 with Knoxville Free Press
Knoxville Daily Bulletin. 
S 5? 1863 - ?  [1863]; June 6, 10, 12, July 15 1864 Daily
with Daily Register
Knoxville Daily Commercial. 
 Jan. ? 1866 - ? 1867  May8 1866 Daily
with Knoxville Free Press
Knoxville Daily Register  see Daily Register
Knoxville Daily Tribune  see Knoxville Tribune
Knoxville Daily Whig.

 ? 1869 - ? 1870  Ag 20 1870 Daily
Continued by Knoxville Daily Whig and Register.
Title varies: Knoxville Whig
with Knoxville Free Press
Knoxville Daily Whig and Register.  

1870 - ? 1871 S 13; N 16, D 13 1870; Jan. 6, 8, Feb.19 1871 Daily
Continues Knoxville Daily Whig (1869 - 1870).
with Knoxville Free Press
Knoxville Democrat. 
 
1908 Jan. 14, 16 1908 Tri-Weekly 
with Knoxville Free Press
Knoxville Enquirer. 
 
July 21 1824 - N 15 1826  O 13 1824 - N 15 1826 Weekly 
Continued by Enquirer
Knoxville Gazette. 
 
 O 6 1792 - 1818? O 6 1792 - July 31; O 23, N 20, D 4, 18 1795; [1796 - 1797]; F
2 1798; Ag 7, S 11 1799; [1800 - 1801]; Ag 4 1802; [1803]; Ag 15 1804; N 13
1805; July 9, Ag 6; O 29 1806; Feb.7; N 13 1807; Mr 20 1815; Ag 3, S 14 1816; Ap
3; July 17 1817; [1818]
Semi-Weekly 
Published in Rogersville Nov  5 1791 - Sept  24 1792.
Knoxville Gazette and Advertiser 
see Knoxville Gazette (1796)
Knoxville Happenings.  
Mr 13 - Ag 7 1981 Mr 13 - Ag 7 1981 Weekly 
Knoxville Independent.  S 17 1894 1971 - present
Weekly 
Knoxville Intelligencer. 
June 1 1819 - July 14 1823?  D 14 1819; Mr 27 1822 - July 14 1823
Weekly
Knoxville Journal. 
 Feb.26 1885 - June 1898 Feb.26 1885 - D 31 1897; Feb.- May31 1898 Daily
Merged with Knoxville Tribune to form Knoxville Journal and Tribune
Knoxville Journal.  
 
Feb.10 1925 - D 31 1991 Feb.10 1925 - D 31 1991 Daily
Continues Knoxville Journal and Tribune
Knoxville Journal and Tribune. 
 July 1898 - Feb.9 1925  July 1898 - Feb.9 1925 Daily
Supersedes Knoxville Tribune, and Knoxville Journal (1885 - 1898).
Continued by Knoxville Journal (1925 -
Knoxville Mercury. 
Jan. 1 - ? 1857   July 1898 - Feb.9 1925 Tri-Weekly 
with Knoxville Free Press
Knoxville News. 
Sentinel: 

N 21 1921 - N 21 1926  April 1 1922 - N 21 1926 Daily
Merged with Knoxville Sentinel (1886 - 1926) to form Knoxville News 
Knoxville News - Sentinel. 
 
N 22 1926 -  N 22 1926 - present Daily
Supersedes Knoxville Sentinel (1886 - 1926), and Knoxville News
Knoxville Plain Dealer.  

1917? - 1923? [1918]; Jan. 10, 24 Feb.14, Mr 7 1919; Jan. 23 1920 Weekly 
Continues Voice Of. Labor
Title varies: Knoxville Plain Dealer and Voice Of.Labor; Plain Dealer
with Knoxville Free Press
Knoxville Plebian. 

1852.  July 3; N 6 1852 Continues Dollar Plebian.
with Knoxville Free Press
Knoxville Register. 

 June 12? 1798 - 180? Ag 14 - O 9 - 30 1798
Weekly 
with Knoxville Register (1816 - 1839)
Knoxville Register. 
A 13 1816 - D 18 1839 Ag 10, s 7, 21 1816; [Feb.1818 - 1820]; 1821 - 1826; Jan. 10, 17,
Feb.21; April 4; Ag 15 1827; 1828 - Feb.12; April 30 1834; S 21 1836
Weekly 
Merged with Knoxville Times (1839 - 1840) to form Knoxville Register and Weekly Times
Knoxville Register. 

1841 - ?  May8 1849 - July 9 1850
Weekly 
Continues Knoxville Register and Weekly Times
with Knoxville Register (1816 - 1837)
Knoxville Register and Weekly Times. 
D 25 1839 - ? 1891  Mr 25 1840; Jan. 13 1841
Weekly 
Continues Knoxville Register (1816 - 1839)
Continued by Knoxville Register (1840 - 1863)
with Knoxville Register (1816 - 1839)
Knoxville Republican.
 S 14 1831 - ? 1834 July 11, Ag 8, 15; D 19 1832; Feb.19, 26 1834
Weekly 
with Knoxville Free Press
Knoxville Republican.
 June 23 1891 - N ? 1894 June 23 1891 - N 8 1894 Weekly 
with Knoxville Free Press
Knoxville Sentinel.
 D 23 1886 - N 21 1926   Feb.1 1887 - June 29 1888; 1889 - June 29 1895; 1896 - S 1897;
1898 - N 21 1926
Daily
Merged with Knoxville News to form Knoxville News - Sentinel
Knoxville Standard. 

 D 11 1844 - 1856? D 18 1844; [Jan. - S 1845; N 4 1848; May15, 22, June 5 1849 Weekly 
Continues Knoxville Argus.
Title varies: Standard; Standard and Reformer.
with Knoxville Free Press
Knoxville Statesman. 

 D ?1854 - 1855? [1854] Weekly 
Continues American Statesman.
with Knoxville Free Press
Knoxville Times.  

Jan. 29? 1932 - ? [1932] Daily
Knoxville Tribune.  May? 1846 - 1850?  S 2 1846; [1847 - 1848]; April 11 1849  Weekly 
Knoxville Tribune. 
Continues Daily d. Mr 18? 1876 - July 1 1898 Press and Herald. Absorbed Knoxville Weekly Age Mr 1877.
Published as Knoxville Daily Tribune and Age Mr 31 - April 29 1877. 
Mr 19 1876 - Mr 30 1879; June 19 1880; April 10 - July 1 1883; Jan. 22
1884; 1885 - Mr 31 1896
Merged with
Knoxville Journal (1885 - 1898) to form Knoxville Journal and Tribune.
Title varies: Knoxville Daily Tribune; Knoxville Daily Tribune and Age.
Knoxville Tri - Weekly Whig.  
 
July 23 1868 - ? Ag 8 1868 Tri-weekly 
Continues Knoxville Tri - Weekly Whig and Rebel Ventilator.
Title varies: Brownlow's Knoxville Whig; Tri - Weekly
Knoxville Tri - Weekly Whig and Rebel Ventilator.  N 1863? - ? July 26, 29 1864
Tri-Weekly 
Continues Brownlow's Tri - Weekly Whig
Continued by Knoxville Tri - Weekly Whig.
with Brownlow's Tri - Weekly Whig
Knoxville Weekly Age.  July ? 1876 - 1877 July 27 1876
Weekly 
Continues Living Age and Grange Outlook,
Absorbed in March 1877 by Knoxville Tribune (1876 - 1898)
with Knoxville Free Press
Knoxville Weekly Chronicle. April 6 1870 - Feb.24 1875  Ag 6 - D 28 1870; [1871]; 1872 - Feb.24 1875
Weekly 
Merged with Brownlow's Knoxville Whig to form Whig and Chronicle
Knoxville Weekly Sentinel 
see Knoxville Sentinel
Knoxville Weekly Tribune. 


? 1876 - 1898  July 27; N 30, D 28 1876; Feb.7 1883; Jan. 21 1891 - June 22 1898 Weekly 
Knoxville Weekly Whig. 
Feb.3 1869 - Mr ? 1875 Feb.3 - S 15 1869 Weekly 
Continues Brownlow's Knoxville Whig.
Merged with Knoxville Weekly Chronicle to form Knoxville Whig and Chronicle.
Title varies: Weekly Knoxville Whig
with Brownlow's Knoxville Whig and Independent Journal
Knoxville Whig and Chronicle.  Mr 1875? - N 29 1882 Mr 3 1875 - N 29 1882  Weekly 
Supersedes Knoxville Weekly Chronicle, and Knoxville Weekly Whig.
Continued by Republican Chronicle
Knoxvillian.  

July 20 1909 - ?  July 20, 31, Ag 5, 18 1909; Jan. 3, 12 1910; Jan. 11 1912 Semi-monthly
with Knoxville Free Press
Morning Tribune  see Knoxville Tribune
The Plebian 1850 - ? 1851?  July 29; O 21, 28 1850 Weekly 
Continued by Dollar Plebian
Post.  April 22 1841 - ? 1848 April 22 1841 - April 11 1843; [1844] Weekly 
Continued by Athens Post
Republican. 
1879 - 1882? Jan. 1 1879; Mr 29, April 26 1880; S 20; N 29 1881 Weekly 
Merged with Knoxville Whig and Chronicle to form Republican Chronicle.
with Knoxville Free Press
Republican Chronicle.
d 6 1882 - S ? 1886 D 1882 - S 1 1886 Weekly 
Supersedes Knoxville Whig and Chronicle , and Republican (1879 - 1882).
with Knoxville Whig and Chronicle
Republican Leader.  
April 5 - N ? 1894 April 5 - N ? 1894 Weekly
Southern Citizen.  O 15? 1857 - ? Jan. 21, Feb.4, Mr 11, 18, June 3 1858 Weekly 
with Knoxville Free Press
Standard see Knoxville Standard
Sunday Topic.
Ag 22 1886 - ? Feb.27 1887 Weekly 
with Knoxville Free Press
Sunday Whig and Register see Knoxville Daily Whig and Register
Times.
May14 1839 - O 30? 1840 May14 1839 - July 24 1840 Semi-weekly 

Tri - County News (Knoxville)
see Seiverville Tri - County News
Tri - Weekly True American. 
July 18? - Ag 9 1856 July 30 1856 Tri-Weekly 
Absorbed by Knoxville Standard
with Knoxville Free Press
Tri - Weekly Whig see Brownlow's Tri - Weekly Whig
Turf.
O 1879 - ? O 29 1879 with Knoxville Free Press
Uncle Sam. 
April - May? 1834 May10 1834 Semi-Weekly 
Continues Knoxville Republican (1831 - 1834).
with Knoxville Free Press
Vedette. 
May16? - O? 1840 June 18, July - O 24 1840 Weekly 
with Knoxville Free Press
Watchdog. 
O 25 1973 - D 17 1981 Jan. 1974 - 1981 Weekly 
Watch - Tower. 
May6? 1840 - ? Je, July, Ag 1840 Weekly 

Campaign Paper
with Knoxville Free Press

Weekly Whig and Register. 
 
? - ? D 21 1870 Weekly 
with Knoxville Free Press
West Knoxville News.  July 2 1959 - F? 23? 1962? July 2 1959 - Feb.23 1962 Weekly 
West Side Story. O 11 1967 - July 3 1991 O 11 1967 - July 2 1991 Semi-. Weekly 
Frequency varies: Semi - monthly o 11 1967 - 1970; weekly 1971 - 1991
West Side Volunteer see West Side Story
Western Centinel.
D ? 1807 - ? Mr 11 1809; [1810]
Weekly 
Western Chronicle.
May13? 1829 - 1830? [1829 - 1830] Weekly 
Continues American Whig and Knoxville Enquirer.
with Knoxville Free Press
Wilson's Knoxville Gazette Jan. 3 1807 - Jan. 1 1816 Jan. 3 1807; 1808 - N 4 1809; 1810 - N 30 1812; Mr - D 1813 Weekly


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