The Oglethorpe Echo

The Oglethorpe Echo newspaper was established in 1874 by T. Larry Gantt.  Most of the issues have been preserved on Microfilm through UGA's Georgia Newspaper Project.  The following years are available:

Oct 9, 1874 - Oct 1879
Oct 1880 - Dec 1967
Apr 1981 - present

The microfilm can be viewed in the basement of the Main Library on the UGA Campus in Athens.  It can also be borrowed through interlibrary loan.  Copies of the microfilm are available for purchase for $28 per roll.  For more information, contact the UGA Georgia Newspaper Project, or visit their website:

Georgia Newspaper Project
University of Georgia Libraries
Athens, GA 30602-1641
Phone: (706) 542-2131 / Fax: (706) 542-4144

Newspaper Records Online
See also Obituaries

Record: Submitted by:
Revenue Officers Raid Stills
Oglethorpe Echo -- 25 Feb 1876
William H. Caldwell
After Distillers
Oglethorpe Echo -- 20 Oct 1876
William H. Caldwell
Thomas C. Jennings' Gin House Burned
Oglethorpe Echo -- 27 Oct 1876
William H. Caldwell

Some Very Old Letters
Oglethorpe Echo -- 26 May 1899

Troy Colquitt
Samuel Hardeman Murdered
23 May 1869
Jeanne Arguelles
Historic House Burns
Oglethorpe Echo -- 17 November 1922
Lisa Graham
McGuires in the Augusta Chronicle
Rebecca Miller
Uncle Joe Baughn Reminisces About Schools
Oglethorpe Echo - 12 January 1917
Troy Colquitt
“Mass Meeting Called in Interest of Justice”
Oglethorpe Echo -- 2 February 1917
Troy Colquitt
Prominent Ante-Bellum Families
Oglethorpe Echo
Troy Colquitt


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