Virginia Herald

The Virginia Herald was a weekly newspaper published in Fredericksburg, Virginia between 1787 and 1876. The name-event index was created in a mimeographed form by Robert A. Hodge in 1969. The original index included all the issues then available on microfilm in the Mary Washington College Library. The electronic version was created by the Center for Historic Preservation at Mary Washington College by scanning a copy of the text and then modifying the format to fit a table.

The microfilm reels of the Virginia Herald are available in Fredericksburg at the Rappahannock Regional Library and at Simpson Library at the University of Mary Washington.

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