newspapers

McDowell County in the Digital World

A few resources for McDowell County are available at DigitalNC website. The site is dedicated to the digital history of North Carolina. On the McDowell County page, city directories for the years, as well as  a few of the earlier Marion Newspapers.

McDowell County Newspapers 1862-1994

Newspapers of McDowell County (all or partial) on microfilm, State Archives

  • Express, weekly, 1895
  • Lamp Post, weekly, 1881
  • Marion Messenger, weekly, 1896-1898
  • Marion Progress, weekly, 1905, 1906, 1909 – 1956
  • Marion Record, weekly, 1894 – 1895
  • McDowell Democrat, weekly, 1905 – 1909
  • McDowell News, tri-weekly, 1962 – 1994
  • Mountain Mercury, weekly, 1863
  • Western Enterprise, weekly, 1862