History of Madison Times

Monroe County Appeal

The first number of the Monroe County Appeal was issued at Monroe City on October 8, 1865, by M. C. Brown and H. A. Buchanan. They published it until 1872 when J. B. Reavis bought Mr. Buchanan's interest. B. F. Blanton secured a controlling interest in 1873 and moved the paper to Paris where it has since been published by Mr. Blanton and his sons.

Monroe Appeal Weekly   Paris


News  Weekly   Monroe City
Times Weekly   Madison
Banner  Weekly   Stoutsville

These are the newspapers that have been published in the county though out the years.    Some are still in publication, some are not.

See  "Missouri Newspapers on Microfilm" at The State Historical Society of Missouri" book for dates available for these and other newspapers. These are available for inter-library loan.  

Also, see University of Missouri Library and their newspaper section at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/subjects/news.html

This is a valuable resource for general information and leads.  You can find information like:  who sold land, crops, or livestock; visitors to the area; who the county supported as wards; deaths; who was arrested; and general local interest stories.   ( This is where I first found out about the Gold Mining Co.)