The Friend and monitor. (Washington, Ga.) 1815-18??
Place of Publication:
- Washington, Wilkes county
Dates of publication:
- Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 15, 1814 [i.e. 1815])-
- Georgia--Wilkes County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01206962
- Washington (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Wilkes County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
The Friend and monitor. January 13, 1815
Washington’s first newspaper, the Washington Gazette, was founded in 1800 by former state printer and publisher of Augusta’s Southern Centinel and State Gazette, Alexander McMillan. In June, 1801, David Hillhouse purchased the Gazette and changed the masthead to the Monitor. Hillhouse served as editor and publisher of the newspaper until his death March 24, 1803. Hillhouse’s wife, Sarah Porter Hillhouse, became the first female newspaper editor in Georgia when she took over editorial and publishing control following her husband’s death. The Monitor ran under the same title for twelve more years, publishing state and European news copied from Augusta papers and covering local events. John K. M. Charlton purchased the Monitor in January of 1815 and combined the publication with his newly created The Friend to create The Friend and Monitor. By January, 1816, the paper’s masthead became the News.