Alexandria Gazette

The Alexandria Gazette was a succession of newspapers based in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The newspaper offers an important source of information for events in Alexandria, particularly in the nineteenth century. The newspaper served as the dominant newspaper in Alexandria from 1834 to 1974. It served as a voice to the Whig Party and later the Democratic Party.[1]

The predecessor to the Gazette was established on February 5, 1784, by George Richards & Company as the Virginia Journal. The Alexandria Gazette building was located at 317 King Street.[2]

A successor to the earlier iterations ran as a daily newspaper from 1834 to 1974.[1] Its first publisher was Edgar Snowden (1810-1875), who represented Alexandria in the Virginia House of Delegates several times as well as unsuccessfully run for Governor of Virginia (losing to Extra-Billy Smith).[1] During the first half of the 20th century U.S. Representative Charles Creighton Carlin and his son Charles Creighton Carlin Jr. edited the paper.


  1. ^ a b c "Alexandria Gazette". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Alexandria Gazette 9 March 1920 - Virginia Chronicle". Virginia Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-08-19.

In popular cultureEdit

The paper is prominently shown in Alfred Hitchcock's movie Topaz.

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