The Fairhope Public Library is proud to provide this digital archive of our local newspapers.
Fairhope has a varied and unique community history. The Fairhope Public Library has been a part of this unique history since shortly after the founding of the Fairhope Single Tax...
Fairhope has a varied and unique community history. The Fairhope Public Library has been a part of this unique history since shortly after the founding of the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation. It is our goal to help carry on the tradition of community support by the preservation of family history as well as the City of Fairhope.
We are asking you to bring us your Fairhope photos, documents and family histories. Staff will scan your materials and return them to you, along with a complementary USB drive with those digital images for your collection. The library will keep a copy of those images and add them to our collection on the database Alabama Mosaic.
www.AlabamaMosaic.org is a statewide historical collection of Alabama History and has contributors from all over Alabama from small museums and libraries to large university libraries including Auburn University and the University of Alabama.
If you are interested in contributing to your local history please fill out one of these forms for each of the pictures and bring them to the library. Library Digital Photo Form
For more info please call the library at 251-928-7483.
This database of digitized newspapers is brought to you through an LSTA grant awarded to the Fairhope Public Library.
The newspapers are searchable by keyword, date or issue. Tutorials are also available under the Resources tab from the menu bar at the top of the page.
The newspaper originally began as a publication of the Fairhope Industrial Association, the pre-cursor of the Fairhope Single Tax Colony. The company moved to Fairhope in 1894 and published the Fairhope Courier with colony founder Ernest B. Gaston as its editor.
The Fairhope Courier was initially published monthly, then weekly from 1905 to 1974. In April 1974, the paper was purchased and the name was changed to the Eastern Shore Courier.