Franklin Chronicle


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Franklin Chronicle from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Franklin Chronicle. Contact WHS at to request permission.

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Franklin Chronicle is text, with genre newspaper. Its dimensions are 18 in. x 11 in.. It is 4 pages long.

It was created on Monday, August 20, 1821.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor. Ezra Griswold, Jr., 1792-1863 and Joseph Spencer are the Publishers.

The Franklin Chronicle was a newspaper printed from 1820-1821 at the Griswold Inn and published by Joseph Spencer and Ezra Griswold, Jr., son of one of Worthington's founders, Ezra Griswold. Worthington had been without a newspaper since Joel Buttles moved the Western Intelligencer to Columbus in 1814. The newspaper largely accepted trade goods in exchange for subscriptions. By the fall of 1821, Spencer and Griswold agreed to dissolve the paper as it was not financially viable, and Griswold removed the newspaper printing business to Delaware, Ohio.

This issue of the Franklin Chronicle contains advertisements for local goods including tobacco, whiskey, ginseng, Potter's ware and a waggon (sic). There is also a column about a new militia regiment coming to Worthington. It is written "an election for a Colonel, a lieut. Colonel, and a Major, is ordered to be holden (sic) on the 25th inst. at G.H. Griswold's inn in this place." It goes on to state, "We are requested to state that the first regimental muster of the above decribed Regiment, will be at Worthington, on the 19th of Sept. next."

It covers the topics militias, early settlers and newspapers.

It features the person Gen. George Harlow Griswold, 1795-1876.

It features the organization Griswold Inn.

It covers the city Worthington. It covers the area Old Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg2000.

The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 55-G-199.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1087_001.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on December 20, 2019.