The independent press. (Eatonton [Ga.]) 1854-????
Place of Publication:
- Eatonton, Putnam county
Dates of publication:
- Vol. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 18, 1854)-
- Eatonton (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Includes sample advertising sheet dated April 14, 1855 and issued with April 7, 1855 edition.
- Latest issue consulted: Vol. 2, no. 4 (Apr. 7, 1855).
The independent press. April 18, 1854
Joseph Addison Turner founded the Independent Press in Eatonton, Georgia, after returning from Emory College. Turner published the first issue of his weekly newspaper on April 18, 1854 at a subscription cost of two dollars per year. In his paper’s prospectus, Turner stated the Press would be independent of party politics. The paper lasted for a little over a year before the owners of the Sandersville Central Georgian purchased the Press from Turner in 1855. The Central Georgian owners, P. C. Pendleton and Owen C. Pope, announced the purchase in their May 3, 1855 issue, and informed subscribers of the Independent Press that they would be furnished with issues of the Central Georgian instead. Turner remained with the Georgian for a time and wrote a column covering Eatonton events.