Dade County gazette. (Rising Fawn, Dade County, Ga.) 1878-1882
Place of Publication:
- Rising Fawn, Dade county
Dates of publication:
- Began in 1878.
- -v. 4, no. 51 (Nov. 30, 1882).
- Dade County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Georgia--Dade County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01215156
- Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
- Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 10 (Jan. 9, 1879).
Dade County gazette. January 9, 1879
J. A. Darr published the first issue of the Dade County Gazette in November 1878 in Rising Fawn, Georgia. The newspaper circulated weekly at a subscription cost of one dollar per year and politically supported the Democratic Party. The Gazette’s coverage of the Rising Fawn Iron Works was by far the paper’s most popular news, and its works-related information was frequently quoted in other North Georgia newspapers. In August 1879, Darr sold out to T. J. Lumpkin who subsequently brought on George B. Jordan as an assistant editor. The Gazette was neither Lumpkin nor Jordan’s sole business interest, so managing responsibilities fluctuated between the two men. In March 1882, G. W. M. Tatum, a member of a prominent family in Dade County, purchased the Gazette from T. J. Lumpkin, but Tatum only managed the paper for a few months before ceasing its publication.