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February 6, 2014

The History of The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE —

The Union-Recorder

165 Garrett Way NW

Milledgeville, GA 31061

 

Our History

 

1806 – 1820

There were five newspapers in Milledgeville.

                        The Milledgeville Intelligencer

                        The Argus

                        The Republican

                        The Reflector

                        The Journal

 

February 15, 1820 – Southern Recorder

Seaton Grantland and Richard Orme published the first issue of the Southern Recorder. (a weekly newspaper published on Tuesday).  At that time Milledgeville was the capital of Georgia.  In its second issue, the Southern Recorder assumed a responsibility we have honored to this day …

“the obligation to promote the welfare of our community.”

 

July 1830 – Federal Union

The Federal Union appeared, beginning a 40-year editorial war with the Southern Recorder --- which did not cease until the two newspapers merged in 1872. Before the merger the Federal Union had changed its name to the Milledgeville Federal Union.

 

1851 – Federal Union

Sold to Boughton, Nesbit and Barnes.

 

1861 – Federal Union

Changed name to  the Southern Federal Union

 

1862 – Federal Union

Jere N. Moore became managing editor.

 

1865 – Federal Union

Jere N. Moore purchased one-fourth interest in the newspaper. Mr. Moore

was made managing editor of the Federal Union, which later purchased the Southern Recorder.

 

 

 

 

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Throughout the Civil War, publishing a newspaper became more difficult with each day. Paper, ink and equipment were harder to obtain with the North’s tightening blockades.  Many Georgia editors gave up their efforts of publishing a weekly newspaper, but the Southern Recorder and the Federal Union endured to the end of the war.

 

1872 – the Federal Union / the Southern Recorder

The owners of the Federal Union purchased the Southern Recorder and formed one newspaper named, the Union and Recorder. August 7, 1872, masthead was changed to  “the Milledgeville Union Recorder”.

 

1877

Mr. Boughton died. Barnes and Moore purchased Mr. Boughton’s interest.

 

1886

The name of the newspaper was changed to The Union-Recorder.

 

1886

The Georgia Press Association was founded in Milledgeville. The two Milledgeville newspapers were hosts to editors from Atlanta, Macon, Thomasville and Sandersville.  The Association was formed and the two Milledgeville editors were elected as officers of the organization.

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