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The Fairburn sentinel. (Fairburn, Ga.) 1871-1872

 

Title:

The Fairburn sentinel.

Place of Publication:

Fairburn, Ga.

Geographic coverage:

  • None, Campbell county
  • Fairburn, Fulton county

Publisher:

Sam'l J. Johnston

Dates of publication:

1871-1872

Description:

  • Began in 1871; ceased in 1872.

Frequency:

Weekly

Languages:

  • English

Subjects:

  • Fairburn (Ga.)--Newspapers.
  • Fulton County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
  • Georgia--Fairburn.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01217060
  • Georgia--Fulton County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01211153

Notes:

  • Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
  • Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 4 (May 5, 1871).

LCCN:

sn89053475

OCLC:

20138059

The Fairburn sentinel. May 5, 1871

About

The citizens of Campbell County named the city of Fairburn the county seat by referendum vote in 1871. Samuel J. Johnston, anticipating an economic boom in the town, founded the Fairburn Sentinel a week after A. D. Starnes established the Fairburn Gazette. The Gazette moved to Palmetto within a few weeks of its founding, which left Johnston’s Sentinel as the only weekly newspaper in Fairburn. In May of 1872, Cantrell and Andrews purchased the Sentinel and changed the masthead to the Fairburn Waif. The Fairburn Waif was ultimately short-lived and ceased printing before the end of the year.