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The location of Shepherdstown









Introduction ...

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

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

The following list contains the names of 5 papers that were published in the immediate area of Shepherdstown. In addition, the list contains another 40 papers that were published in the broader area that surrounded Shepherdstown. In total, we've identified 45 papers within 10 miles [16.1 km] of Shepherdstown.

This page contains two sections:

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 Shepherdstown.  

Newspapers Published In Shepherdstown ...

We know of 5 newspapers that have been published in the immediate area of Shepherdstown:

Eastern Pan-handle

Years of publication: 1904 to 19??.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 29538813

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for the Eastern Pan-handle

Holdings for: LCCN SN93065226


Morgan's Grove Daily

Years of publication: 188? to 18??.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 35303127

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for the Morgan's Grove Daily

Holdings for: LCCN SN96096617


Shepherdstown Independent

Years of publication: 1895 to 1899.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 12889786

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for the Shepherdstown Independent

Holdings for: LCCN SN85059773


The Independent

Years of publication: 1906 to 1974.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 12889743

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Independent

Holdings for: LCCN SN85059804


The Potomac Guardian

Years of publication: 1979 to 1981.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 13048229

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Potomac Guardian

Holdings for: LCCN SN86092090

Newspapers Neighboring Shepherdstown ...

The following newspapers were published within 10 miles [16.1 km] of Shepherdstown.

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

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Published In Sharpsburg (MD) [Washington County (MD)]

(About 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Shepherdstown   [Map])

Antietam Sentinel

Years of publication: 1895 to 189?.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 19017423

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for the Antietam Sentinel

Holdings for: LCCN SN89060022


Sharpsburg Enterprise

Years of publication: 1878 to 188?.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 18942531

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for the Sharpsburg Enterprise

Holdings for: LCCN SN88065214


Published In Keedysville (MD) [Washington County (MD)]

(About 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Shepherdstown   [Map])


The Antietam Wavelet

Years of publication: 1887 to 1890.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 18942536

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Antietam Wavelet

Holdings for: LCCN SN88065215


Published In Harpers Ferry [Jefferson County]

(About 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Shepherdstown   [Map])


Harper's Ferry Sentinel

Years of publication: 1887 to 1902.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 12889841

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for the Harper's Ferry Sentinel

Holdings for: LCCN SN85059784


Harper's Ferry Times

Years of publication: 1903 to 1907.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 12889850

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for the Harper's Ferry Times

Holdings for: LCCN SN85059785


Published In Boonsboro (MD) [Washington County (MD)]

(About 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Shepherdstown   [Map])


The Boonsboro News

Years of publication: 1946 to 19??.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 22167273

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Boonsboro News

Holdings for: LCCN SN90057202


The Boonsboro Odd Fellow

Years of publication: 185? to 1880.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 11610532

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Boonsboro Odd Fellow

Holdings for: LCCN SN85025238


The Boonsboro Times

Years of publication: 1881 to 19??.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 20484691

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Boonsboro Times

Holdings for: LCCN SN89060193


The Man About Town

Years of publication: 1843 to 18??.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 21185851

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Man About Town

Holdings for: LCCN SN90057066


The National Gazette

The first year of publication was in 1844, with an unknown end date.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 17307238

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The National Gazette

Holdings for: LCCN SN88074030


The Odd Fellow

Years of publication: 1841 to 185?.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 17740905

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Odd Fellow

Holdings for: LCCN SN88086120


The Times

Years of publication: 19?? to 1945.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 20484699

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Times

Holdings for: LCCN SN89060194


Published In Martinsburg [Berkeley County]

(About 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Shepherdstown   [Map])

We know of 32 newspapers that have been published in the vicinity of Martinsburg. The list of those papers is too long to repeat here, but can be found on the Local Newspaper Page for Martinsburg.

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Published In Ranson [Jefferson County]

(About 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Shepherdstown   [Map])


The Jefferson Republican

Years of publication: 1943 to 1955.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 12889808

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Jefferson Republican

Holdings for: LCCN SN85059775


Published In Charles Town [Jefferson County]

(About 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Shepherdstown   [Map])


Farmers' Repository

Years of publication: 1808 to 1827.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 9612036

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for the Farmers' Repository

Holdings for: LCCN SN83025563


Spirit Of Jefferson Farmers Advocate

Years of publication: 1948 to current.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 12889829

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for the Spirit Of Jefferson Farmers Advocate

Holdings for: LCCN SN85059780


Spirit Of Jefferson

Years of publication: 1844 to 1948.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 877977867

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for the Spirit Of Jefferson

Holdings for: LCCN 2014218286


Spirit Of Jefferson

Years of publication: 1844 to 1948.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat:

OCLC 10671636

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card: Spirit Of Jefferson

Holdings: LCCN SN84026788

ISSN Number: 2372-5028

Issues Available Online:

Number of scanned issues:   1903

Scanned issues:

Sept. 27, 1844  to  Dec. 25, 1900

Catalog of available issues


The Comet

Years of publication: 1922 to 192?.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 12889800

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Comet

Holdings for: LCCN SN85059777


The Farmers' Advocate

Years of publication: 1890 to 1948.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 12889828

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Farmers' Advocate

Holdings for: LCCN SN85059779


West Virginia Democrat

Years of publication: 1885 to 1890.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 12889820

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for the West Virginia Democrat

Holdings for: LCCN SN85059778

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Jefferson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chronicling America


The official website for Shepherdstown: www.shepherdstown.us/

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/

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

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shepherdstown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shepherdstown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shepherdstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4319, Longitude: -77.8048     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shepherdstown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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This page was last modified: 19 Jan 2019