Franklin County's first newspaper was born 200 years ago

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Today on Facebook the Worthington Historical Society said:  "200 years ago today, in 1811 the Western Intelligencer, Franklin County's first newspaper, began publication."

Worthington was established in 1803 by settlers from Connecticut and Massachusetts, Worthington was a planned community. 

According to a joint project  by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress, called Chronicaling America the first volume of the Western Intelligencer, the first volume of the Worthington Ohio based newspaper was published July 17, 1811. 

The Western Intelligencer was published as a weekly newspaper from 1811 to 1817.  James Kilbourne was the publisher of the Western Intelligencer, Franklin County's first newspaper.

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I believe The Western Intelligencer was published in the Kilbourne's building at 681 High St. in Worthington pictured.

Worthington in Franklin County Ohio - 200 +/-  years 

Worthington Ohio, a New England Village 

Worthington - National Historic District

Old Worthington real estate office - 2011



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Navona Hart
Real Living Cornerstone - Farmville, VA
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I was just watching a news feed about papers is good to know that one has thrived 200 years.  I love the paper in the morning, the routine of it is awesome.

Jul 11, 2011 04:14 PM #1
Anne M. Costello
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Maureen: I wasn't sure from your post. Is the paper still publishing? If yes, tghat is quite a feat!

Jul 11, 2011 09:56 PM #2
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
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No the weekly paper only lasted 6 years.  It is a distant memory. 

Jul 11, 2011 11:58 PM #3
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