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Gadsden County times. : (Quincy, Fla.) 190?-current
Place of publication:
Quincy, Fla.
Geographic coverage:
  • Quincy, Gadsden, Florida  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Dates of publication:
  • English
  • Florida--Gadsden County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01212373
  • Florida--Quincy.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01216176
  • Gadsden County (Fla.)--Newspapers.
  • Quincy (Fla.)--Newspapers.
  • "Consolidated with the Quincy moon" <1909>.
  • Also issued on microfilm from the University of Florida.
  • Description based on: Vol. 6, no. 10 (Mar. 8, 1907).
  • Latest issue consulted: Vol. 95, no. 47 (Nov. 30, 1995).
  • Publishers: R.E.L. McFarlin, <1913-1917>; R.L. Swerger, <1918-1926>.
  • The Gadsden County (FL) Times [LCCN: sn95047334] is published in Quincy (FL), the seat of Gadsden County (FL) government. The title dates from the early 1900s and continues publishing to this day (ca. 2008). The Gadsden County Times was preceded variously by the Quincy (FL) Herald [LCCN: sn95047329], the Quincy Florida Herald [LCCN: sn95047330], and the Gadsden County (FL) Herald [LCCN: sn95047333]. Gadsden County was created in 1823 as Florida's fifth county, once known as Middle Florida. When established, the County ran from Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico. Today (ca. 2008), it runs half that length. Quincy was incorporated as the County seat in 1828. Both the Quincy area and Gadsden County continue to be primarily agricultural (ca. 2008), as they were when established. The newspaper continues to report heavily on agricultural and local issues. Their early economies were dominated by cotton and tobacco crops. By the turn of the 20th century and the newspaper's founding, the area was linked into a broader southern U.S. economy by the Georgia, Florida, and Alabama Railway. And, the Railway's old Seaboard Air line connected Quincy directly to Florida's capital city, Tallahassee. Gadsden County is and has been unique in both northern Florida and Florida in general. In the northern counties of Florida's panhandle, it has continuously voted overwhelming from the Democrat Party. In the whole of Florida, it is and has been unique in that it is majority African American. The same is true of Quincy. The County was named for James Gadsden, Army engineer and later diplomat. James Gadsden is best known for the Gadsden Purchase from Mexico of an area in present day southern Arizona and New Mexico. Gadsden was also instrumental in negotiations with the Seminole Indians for relinquishment of their lands in exchange for land west of the Mississippi River. This effort resulted in the 1832 Treaty of Payne's Landing repudiated by most Seminoles.--E. Kesse, University of Florida Digital Library Center.
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Gadsden County Times

The Gadsden County Times is published in Quincy, the seat of government. The paper dates from the early 1900s and continues to the present. The Gadsden County Times was preceded by the Quincy Herald , the Quincy Florida Herald ,and the Gadsden County Herald .

Gadsden County was initially dominated by cotton and tobacco. By the turn of the 20th century, it was linked by the Georgia, Florida, and Alabama Railway to other parts of the South. The railway’s old Seaboard Air line connected Quincy directly to the capital of Tallahassee. In this heavily agricultural region, newspaper coverage focused on farming developments and other local issues. Quincy and Gadsden County are unique in the Florida Panhandle and in the rest of the state for having an African American majority and for voting overwhelmingly for the Democrat Party.

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