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Introduction ...

Below are the newspapers that have been published in the vicinity of Rockport.

Our newspaper information for Rockport is based on data taken from the Chronicling America website. For more information, please see our description of the Chronicling America website.

We don't know of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rockport. That said, we do have a list of papers that were published in the broader area surrounding Rockport. Our list contains 50 papers that were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> of Rockport.

To keep this list from growing too long, not all of the papers have been listed. We have another list where all the papers have been listed in alphabetical order. The complete list can be found on the Extended Newspaper Page for Rockport.  

Newspapers Neighboring Rockport ...

The following newspapers were published within 13 miles [20.9 km] of Rockport.

The papers have been grouped by the community in which they were published, with the communities listed in order of their distance from Rockport.

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  • Elizabeth - 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east
  • Parkersburg - 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north
  • Ravenswood - 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest
  • Reedy - 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast

Published In Elizabeth [Wirt County]    [Map]  

(About 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Rockport)

  The Elizabeth Gazette  

Years of publication: 1867 to 1869

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 13323133

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Elizabeth Gazette

Holdings for: LCCN SN86092418

 
  The Elizabeth Messenger  

Years of publication: 1886 to 1918

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 13323043

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Elizabeth Messenger

Holdings for: LCCN SN86092420

 
  The Kanawha News  

Years of publication: 1893 to 1952

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 13323145

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Kanawha News

Holdings for: LCCN SN86092421

 
  The West Virginia Transcript  

Years of publication: 1883 to 18??

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 13323151

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The West Virginia Transcript

Holdings for: LCCN SN86092422

 
  The Wirt County Democrat  

Years of publication: 1868 to 1871

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 13323188

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Wirt County Democrat

Holdings for: LCCN SN86092424

 
  The Wirt County Mentor  

Years of publication: 1873 to 1883

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 11249472

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Wirt County Mentor

Holdings for: LCCN SN84038286

 
  Wirt County Journal  

Years of publication: 1908 to current

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 13323135

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for the Wirt County Journal

Holdings for: LCCN SN86092419


Published In Parkersburg [Wood County]    [Map]  

(About 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Rockport)

We know of 46 newspapers that have been published in the vicinity of Parkersburg. The list of those papers is too long to repeat here, but can be found on the Local Newspaper Page for Parkersburg.

We have an extended list that contains all the papers within 13 miles [20.9 km] of Rockport. This extended list includes all the papers from Parkersburg. The list is sorted by the paper's name. This merged list can be found on the Extended Newspaper Page for Rockport.  

Published In Ravenswood [Jackson County]    [Map]  

(About 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Rockport)

 
  The Jackson Bugle  

Years of publication: 1883 to 1894

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 13091014

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Jackson Bugle

Holdings for: LCCN SN86092194

 
  The Jackson County News  

Years of publication: 1873 to 1879

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 10688657

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Jackson County News

Holdings for: LCCN SN84026818

 
  The Ravenswood News  

Years of publication: 1879 to current

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 12889775

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Ravenswood News

Holdings for: LCCN SN85059769


Published In Reedy [Roane County]    [Map]  

(About 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Rockport)

 
  The Reedy News  

Years of publication: 1909 to 1949

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 13201542

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Reedy News

Holdings for: LCCN SN86092295

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chronicling America


Unfortunately, we don't know of an official website for Rockport. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/


Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Rockport. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rockport) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0742, Longitude: -81.5532     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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