Newspapers from the Revolutionary War

Pennsylvania Gazette
Although 43 American newspapers were in circulation when the war ended, up from 37 at the onset of the war, only a handful of newspapers lasted from the beginning of the war to the end.

Some of the more prominent newspapers from the Revolutionary War included:

  • Boston Gazette - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Connecticut Courant - Hartford, Conneticut - founded by Thomas Green in 1764, it is still published today as the Hartford Courant.
  • The Providence Gazette - Providence, Rhode Island
  • The Pennsylvania Packet - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - became the first daily newspaper in 1784
  • The Massachusetts Spy - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Boston Independent Chronicle - Boston, Massachusetts
  • New York Journal and Packet - New York, New York
  • Newport Mercury - Newport, Rhode Island - founded by James Franklin, the brother of Benjamin Franklin, in 1758.
  • Maryland Gazette - Annapolis, Maryland
  • The Pennsylvania Gazette - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - originally titled The Universal Instructor in All Arts and Sciences and Pennsylvania Gazette, The Pennsylvania Gazette was purchased by Benjamin Franklin from Samuel Keimer in 1729.  Franklin turned the Gazette and its 90 subscribers into one of the top newspapers of the new republic.
  • The Pennsylvania Journal - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • The Salem Gazette - Salem, Massachusetts
  • Philadelphia Evening Post - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - the first paper to print the Declaration of Independence on July 6th, 1776.  Most other papers made no mention of the Declaration until two weeks later.
  • The South Carolina Gazette - Charleston, South Carolina