The Hinesville Gazette (1871)


The Hinesville Gazette was established in 1871 by Samuel Dorse  Bradwell. The press was in the upstairs of a two-story wooden building, located across the street in front of the courthouse. Bradwell's father had operated a crude press in his home for a short time.


The Gazette, a weekly newspaper, was pub­lished each Monday, and had a wide circulation in surrounding counties. The papers were carried by horse to the Atlantic & Gulf Railroad at McIntosh and thence to Savannah, where they were circu­lated. Others who assisted with the paper in various capacities were D. W. Folsom, E. G. Clif­ton, S. A. Calder, James Bradwell McCall, Newton Andrews and Smart Bradley.


From "Liberty County - A  Pictorial History"; Page 129 (s) *

From "Sweet Land of Liberty, A History of Liberty County, Georgia" by Robert Long Groover; Page 55 (s) *

* Both sources used by the permission of the Liberty County Commissioners Office




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