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. Marion Messenger (Marion, N.C.)NEWSPAPER Marion Progress (Marion, N.C.)NEWSPAPER Marion Record (Marion, N.C.)NEWSPAPER
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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, […]