There are over 2,800 newspapers that have been published in the Old Dominion - certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are many that are indeed available. So go for it - find articles about the events, history, and people that capture the stories of Virginia.
Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also I suspect that some of these links may change over time - so if there is a dead link - please use your favorite search engine to find their new location.
(Updated September, 2019; recently added links are in BOLD)
Chronicling America - Virginia Newspapers
Google News Archive
Library of Virginia - Virginia Chronicle
County and Library Collections:
Carroll County Newspapers
Fairfax County Historical Newspaper Index 1785-2000
Frederick County - Handley Regional Library
Fredericksburg Newspaper Indexes 1736-1926 (Index only)
Petersburg Public Library Newspaper Index
Mecklenburg County Public Library Digitized Newspapers
Prince William County newspapers (1721–1986)
Prince William County local newspaper index (1993– )
Pulaski County Archives
Radford Public Library Newspaper Archives
Smyth County Newspapers
Christopher Newport University - Newport NewsCollege of William and Mary - WilliamsburgEastern Mennonite University - HarrisonburgFerrum College - FerrumGeorge Mason University - FairfaxHollins University - RoanokeJames Madison University - HarrisonburgLiberty University - LynchburgLongwood University - FarmvilleOld Dominion University - NorfolkRadford University - RadfordRandolph College - LynchburgUniversity of Mary Washington - FredericksburgUniversity of Richmond - RichmondUniversity of Virginia - CharlottesvilleUniversity of Virginia - WiseVirginia Commonwealth University - RichmondVirginia Military Institute - LexingtonVirginia Tech - Blacksburg
Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:
Independent Voices - Alternative Newspapers
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1942
Geography of Slavery in Virginia 1736-1803 (statewide)
Race & Place: Newspapers 1890-1935
Southern School News Archive
Valley of the Shadow - Civil War Era Newspapers
Small Town Papers
Old Fulton Postcards
Olden Times - Virginia
Newspaper Abstracts - Virginia
Other Free Sites:
The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Newspaper Project have collaborated to make available online, many newspapers published in Virginia from the various Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps throughout the state from 1934 to 1941.
The complete announcement of the new collection is available at VNP ANNOUNCES THE CCC.
Here is a list of the current Virginia CCC newspapers available (41 in total):
This is a terrific collection that provides readers a flavor of this part of Virginia's history.
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