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Chronological Listing of Newspapers

Marietta area newspaper collections
Updated: Winter 2000


Chronological listing by the date of first available issue. Dates listed are approximate; for complete listing of dates in the collection, refer to the Alphabetical Listing of Newspapers.


Symbol Key
* = These dates are according to the listing on the microfilm box. Therefore, slight variations/ damages to the issues may exist and be unnoted.
^ = two microfilm copies in the collection
= On Marietta miscellaneous newspapers - Reel 1
= On Marietta miscellaneous newspapers - Reel 2
=On Marietta miscellaneous newspapers - Reel 3



*1. The Virginia Gazette
April 14, 1768 - November 21, 1771

* ^ 2. Ohio Gazette and Virginia Herald
September 9, 1807 March 11, 1808 - March 27, 1809

* ^ 3. The Commentator; Marietta Recorder
March 1808

*4. American Friend
April 24, 1813 - June 19, 1823

5. Gallia Gazette (Gallipolis) (weekly)
April 2, 1819- June 22, 1821
December 23, 1829
October 9, 1830

*6. American Friend and Marietta Gazette (weekly)
June 26, 1823- May 11, 1833

*7. Marietta and Washington County Pilot
April 14, 1826 - December 6, 1828

8. The Presidency (weekly)
September 22, 1828
October 30, 1828

9. Western Republican and Marietta Advertiser (weekly)
July 9, 1831 - March 23, 1833

10. Western Republican and Parkersburg Gazette
May 3, 1833

11. Marietta Gazette (weekly)
June 29, 1833 - February 11, 1843

12. Dollar Weekly News
October 20, 1833

13. Buckeye and Gallipolis Journal
November 13, 1834 (missing pages)

14. Marietta Democrat
June 18, 1835

15. Monroe Patriot (Woodsfield, Ohio)
April 30, 1836

16. The Democrat (weekly)
September 30, 1837 - October 28, 1837
January 2, 1844 - August 31, 1844

*17. The Marietta Intelligencer (weekly)
August 29, 1839 - June 4, 1862

18. Washington Democrat
April 7, 1840
May 16, 1840

19. Ohio Democratic-Guard (McConnelsville)
October 23, 1844

20. The Peer Out (McConnelsville)
March 1, 1845
April 12, 1845

21. Buckeye Newspaper (half monthly)
August 12, 1845 - August 29, 1845

22. Workingman's Advocate (Malta)
September 30, 1847

23. The Marietta Republican
February 28, 1850 - November 5, 1863 (weekly)

December 7, 1855 - October 9, 1857 (tri-weekly)
July 30, 1863 (tri-weekly)

*24. The Intelligencer (tri-weekly)
October 11, 1851 - April 3, 1852
[-- Name Change: The Intelligencer becomes the Marietta Intelligencer (tri-weekly)]

*25. Marietta Intelligencer (tri-weekly)
April 6, 1852 - December 29, 1860

26. Washington County Register (monthly)
June - October and December 1858

27. The Home News (weekly)
January 1, 1859- June 20, 1862
September 30, 1865 - February 14, 1866
[-- Name Change: The Home News becomes Marietta Home News ]

28. The Marietta Register
July 18, 1862 - November 29, 1883 (weekly)
October 24, 1889 - December 27, 1894 (weekly)
January 13, 1898 - December 28, 1899 (weekly)

December 4, 1883 -December 30, 1887 (semi- weekly)
September 13, 1889 (semi-weekly)

October 4, 1887- June 5, 1894 (tri-weekly)

*29. The Marietta Times / The Marietta Daily Times
(Note: This newspaper has changed format a few times, being published weekly, daily except Sundays and every day. As a daily paper, it is referred to as both of the above names.)

September 24, 1864 - August 3, 1871 (weekly)
January 7, 1875 - December 26, 1900 (weekly)

October 20, 1898 - present (daily) (1900 missing)

*30. Washington County News
October 28, 1865 - December 2, 1865 (weekly)
January 6, 1866 - February 23, 1867 (semi-weekly)

31. Marietta Home News
February 21, 1866 - August 22, 1866

*32. The Mariettian (weekly)
March 5, 1870 - November 30, 1872

33. The Weekly Leader
March 2, 1881 - February 8, 1882
[-- Name Change: The Weekly Leader becomes The Marietta Weekly Leader]

34. The Marietta Weekly Leader
February 21, 1882 - February 21, 1888
November 14, 1896- June 26, 1897
July 1, 1905 - December 30, 1905
[-- Name Change: The Marietta Weekly Leader becomes the Marietta Leader]

35. Marietta Leader
February 28, 1888- December 25, 1888 (weekly)
January 4, 1890 - August 25, 1894 (semi-weekly)
August 28, 1894 - March 30, 1895 (tri-weekly)
[-- Name Change: the Marietta Leader becomes the Marietta Daily Leader]

36. The Daily Register (daily except for Sundays)
June 7, 1894 - September 8, 1906
[--Name Change: Marietta Daily Leader and The Daily Register merge to form The Register Leader)]

37. Marietta Daily Leader
(Ohio Historical Society reels)
April 2, 1895 - June 29, 1902 *negative reels (some dates are repeated)
January 4, 1898 - October 27, 1898 June 5, 1900 - January 31, 1906

38. Marietta Zeitung (German)
December 24, 1896 - December 7, 1899
March 13, 1902
January 7, 1904 - May 12, 1904

*39. The Register Leader
September 10, 1906 - December 31, 1926

*40. The Marietta Daily Journal (daily except Sundays)
July 1, 1914 - October 31, 1919
[--Name Change: Marietta Daily Leader and The Daily Register merge to form The Register Leader ]

*41. Sunday Morning Observer (weekly)
April 8, 1917 - July 27, 1919
[-- Name Change: Sunday Morning Observer becomes Marietta Sunday Times]

*42. Marietta Sunday Times
August 3, 1919- August 24, 1919
January 2, 1927 - December 25, 1927
January 5, 1930 - July 12, 1931