Masthead of The Maryville Times

Blount County Tennessee Newspapers

A newspaper has been published in Blount County as early as 1832 and continuously published since 1867 when the Maryville Republican was first put out by William B. Scott, a black man. Most issues of the early newspapers have been digitized under their various names from 1853-1960. The longest running newspaper is the Maryville Times under it’s various names.

Digitized Blount County Tennessee Newspapers

Historical Blount County Tennessee Newspapers

  • Advocate (The). Published N 19 1853 – 1854? w.
  • Blount County Democrat. Published My 22 1879 – 1883. w.
  • Blount County Standard. Published D 25 1877 – 1878 ? w.
  • Daily Times (Maryville). See Maryville Times.
  • East Tennessean. Published Je 1 1855 – 1858 ? w.
  • East Tennessee News. Published 1883 – ? w.
  • Enterprise Free – Press. Published D 1 1954 – 1957 ? w.
  • Independent. Published ? 1875 – ? w. (Location varies: In Kingston Jl-D 1874; in Maryville 1875 – ?)
  • Maryville – Alcoa Times. See Maryville Times.
  • Maryville Democrat. Published My 25 1878 – ? w.
  • Maryville Enterprise. Published O 11 1906 – Ja 12 1983. w. sw. w. sw .w.
  • Maryville Index (The). See Maryville Weekly Index (The).
  • Maryville Intelligencer. Published ? 1831 – ? w.
  • Maryville Monitor. Published My 1872 – ? m.
  • Maryville Record. Published F 27 1904 – 1907 ? w.
  • Maryville Republican. Published O 26 1867 – 1878? w.
  • Maryville Semi – Weekly Enterprise. See Maryville Enterprise.
  • Maryville Times. Published S 13 1884 – present. w.sw.d. (Frequency varies: w. 1884 – 1920; sw. 1921 – Mr 1944; d. Ap 3 1944 – )
  • Maryville Watchman. Published Mr 21 1882 – 1883? w.
  • Maryville Weekly Index. Published Mr 2 1878 – ? w.
  • Millennial Trumpeter. Published ? 1832 – ? w.
  • Religious And Literary Intelligencer. Published Je 5 ? 1832 – ? w.
  • Republican (The). See Maryville Republican.
  • Soldier’s Gazette. Published ? 1870 – ? w.
  • Today’s News. Published ? 1887 – ? w.
  • Watchman (The). See Maryville Watchman.

Tennessee State Library & Archives

If you are seeking articles since 1920 then you should either plan a visit to the Tennessee State Library & Archives and access them in person, or order them using the microfilm copy order form. Instructions for ordering via the form are as follows.

The Tennessee State Library and Archives has the largest collection of Tennessee newspapers on microfilm in the country. A list of newspapers and available dates, arranged by town of publication, can be consulted to determine what papers are available for searching. You may also search for newspapers by title or location in the catalog. The microfilm is available for interlibrary-loan within Tennessee, but not outside the state.

Ordering Newspaper Searches

NEWSPAPERS

A list of newspapers and available dates, arranged by town of publication, can be consulted to determine what papers are available for searching. This list of Tennessee newspapers on microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives is available on their web site. Because the newspapers are not indexed, you must specify the newspaper to be searched, the name or subject of the article,  and the exact date of the event or the issue to be searched.  Library and Archives researchers will search the date you specify;  if the article is not found,  then they search one issue before and one issue after the specified date. It the newspaper is a weekly newspaper, then they start the search with the issue published on or immediately after the specified date.  They cannot accept requests for multiple dates or a date range.

ORDERING INFORMATION AND FEES:

  • There is a $10 fee to search for an article or notice in a newspaper. This fee covers the cost of copying up to 20 pages; each additional copy beyond the initial 20 copies is 50¢. The fee is not refundable. Payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.   [GO TO FORM SS-2237 — Microfilm Copy Order]
  • Please submit each search request on a separate form. Orders will be filled promptly and in the order that they are received. Most requests are answered within two weeks of the time they are received by the Library and Archives; however, response times may vary depending on the volume and nature of your request.
  • The Library and Archives can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through Tennessee State Library and Archives E-Docs.
  • Residents of Tennessee (with a current Tennessee postal address) will pay a $5 fee to search for an article or notice in a newspaper. This fee covers the cost of copying up to 20 pages; each additional copy beyond the initial 20 copies is 50¢. The fee is not refundable. Payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.   [GO TO FORM SS-2237 — Microfilm Copy Order]
  • Please submit each search request on a separate form. Orders will be filled promptly and in the order that they are received. Most requests are answered within two weeks of the time they are received by the Library and Archives; however, response times may vary depending on the volume and nature of your request.
  • The Library and Archives can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through Tennessee State Library and Archives E-Docs.

ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS [Tennessee State Library and Archives E-Docs]

Some printed indexes and microfilmed records may be available for delivery through their e-mail service.  Requests to be delivered by e-mail, however, must be submitted in the same manner as their Services by Mail requests:  payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required.  Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department,  403  Seventh Avenue North,  Nashville TN  37243-0312.  If you request electronic delivery of a document, you must check the e-mail box under “Delivery Instructions”. If no boxes are marked, or if more than one box is marked, the record will be photocopied and sent via US Mail.

  • Records available through this service are scanned and saved as a .pdf file.  Documents can only be saved as .pdfs.  Patrons can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the files.
  • Records sent via e-mail service cannot be certified.
  • The Library and Archives will e-mail the record to one e-mail address.
  • If the file size exceeds 10 pages or 15 megabytes, the .pdf file will be placed on a CD and mailed.
  • If it is not feasible to scan the record you are requesting, a print copy will be mailed to you.
  • Due to space limitations, digital copies of records will be maintained on the Library and Archives’ server for 30 days.  After 30 days, the digital copies of the records will be deleted from the server.  Once the digital copies of the records have been deleted, they will not be available for e-mail delivery unless another request, along with the required fee, is submitted.

Digital copies of records will be sent from the e-mail address reference.tsla@tn.gov.

CERTIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS

There are situations where a court, insurance company, Social Security Office, nursing home, or genealogical society may require an individual to submit a certified copy of a document. When the Tennessee State Library and Archives certifies a document, the photocopy is marked with a stamp avowing that it is a true and exact copy of a document held at the Library and Archives. The document is signed and dated by a designated Library and Archives staff member, and an embossed seal is placed over the signature and date.

  • If needed, the Library and Archives can certify a copy of a record held in our collection.  There is a fee of $5.00 to certify one copy of the document, in addition to the initial search fee. If you wish for more than one copy of a record to be certified, each additional certification is $5.00.
  • If you think certification may be needed, please indicate this when the initial copy order is placed, as we cannot certify after-the-fact any copies that have left our facility.  We cannot certify copies of items that we have not copied ourselves.  If you decide at a later date that you need items certified that you have already received, we will have to charge you for the order a second time and re-copy all the materials.
  • The Library and Archives cannot certify electronic copies (scans) of documents.
  • If you pay in advance for a record search and certification and the record is not located, neither the search fee nor the certification fee are refundable.  For this reason, when searching for a record that you wish to have certified, the Library and Archives suggests that you use our downloadable form and pay by credit card.  If you pay by credit card and a record is not located, then you will not be charged the additional $5.00 certification fee.

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