The Hinesville Gazette (1871)

The Hinesville Gazette was established in 1871 by Samuel Dorse  Bradwell. The press was in the upstairs of a two-story wooden building, located across the street in front of the courthouse. Bradwell’s father had operated a crude press in his home for a short time.


The Gazette, a weekly newspaper, was pub­lished each Monday, and had a wide circulation in surrounding counties. The papers were carried by horse to the Atlantic & Gulf Railroad at McIntosh and thence to Savannah, where they were circu­lated. Others who assisted with the paper in various capacities were D. W. Folsom, E. G. Clif­ton, S. A. Calder, James Bradwell McCall, Newton Andrews and Smart Bradley.