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August 4, 2022 / Joanne Yeck

The Buckingham News

Courtesy Library of Virginia

There is good news for all of us who enjoy reading old newspapers, especially if they concern Buckingham County, Virginia.
Now available at the Library of Virginia’s Virginia Chronicle – The Buckingham News (1931-1934), 148 issues.
Published in Dillwyn, in 1931 a year’s subscription cost $1.00. L. H. Shrader was Publisher and Editor. Julien Dwight Martin served as Editor and Business Manager. Emma J. Ragland contributed as Local Editor and Solicitor. News items covered Cumberland County as well as Buckingham. Advertisers represented businesses as far away as Amherst County and Lynchburg, including the Paramount Theater advertised as “The Show Place of Virginia.”

Follow this link to browse the issues: The Buckingham News.

To enjoy reading even more about life in Buckingham County, follow this link to the Appomattox and Buckingham Times, 20 January 1892 – 15 September 1909, 754 issues.

Many thanks go to Errol Somay for heading newspaper project at the ever-expanding collection contained in Virginia Chronicle which provides free access to over 2.5 million newspaper pages from Virginia newspapers. The collection currently contains 341,772 issues comprising 3,000,593 pages!


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  1. Joanne Yeck / Aug 7 2022 7:17 am

    Thanks for your comment, Kelcey. Enjoy browsing “The Buckingham News”!


  2. Kelcey Bill / Aug 6 2022 12:29 pm

    If it wasn’t for your newsletter I probably would have missed out on this completely. Thanks for the heads-up!

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