Winchester 02-18: Winchester Virginian
Starting Date: January 1, 1838
Ending Date: mid-July 1840
Publication Frequency: Weekly
Proprietors: Lewis Eichelberger
Lewis Eichelberger (1803-60) acquired the Virginian effective January 1, 1838; with the subsequent departure of printer J.W. Hollis, he retained the services of Edward M. Heist (1818-1900) in that role; in mid-July 1840, Eichelberger transferred control of the paper, though likely not outright ownership, to James H. Carson (1808-84) in apparent attempt to reinvigorate editorial content in that election year.