Southern cross. (Savannah, Ga.) 1875-1877
Place of Publication:
- Savannah, Chatham county
Dates of publication:
- Began in Sept. 1875; ceased in Mar. 1877.
- Chatham County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Georgia--Chatham County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01207617
- Savannah (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
- Catholic. Cf. Rowell, 1877.
- Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 7 (Oct. 23, 1875).
Southern cross. October 23, 1875
In July 1875, Bishop Joseph J. Gross, during a speech about the importance of a free press, announced his intention to establish a weekly Catholic newspaper in Savannah, Georgia. William Rankin published the first issue of this paper, titled the Southern Cross, on September 11, 1875. The editorial department of the Southern Cross was managed by the Savannah Catholic Literary Society, and Gross presided over the paper’s business matters. Despite claiming a circulation of 1,200 by 1876, the paper suspended operations in March 1877.