Tennessee’s 8th batch of digitized historical newspapers – batch homer – was added to Chronicling America over the weekend, bringing our state’s total to 66,743 pages. The latest titles to appear are: the Athens Post, the Clarksville Chronicle, the Columbia Herald, and the Fayetteville Observer.

This copy of the Athens Post appears to have belonged to Isaac T. Lenoir, local politician and founder of the nearby town of Sweetwater, Tenn. At the time of this newspaper, Sweetwater had only recently been established and was not incorporated until seven years later.

Athens Post. July 3, 1868
9,500 Pages Added to Chronicling America