Austin Six-Pounder

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

The Six-Pounder is listed in a checklist of Texas newspapers as being published in Austin in June 1840. Since the only reference to the paper is a mention in the Austin City Gazette for June 10, 1840, it is possible that the title was the Gazette's nickname for another newspaper.

Joe B. Frantz, Newspapers of the Republic of Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1940). Mary Glasscock Frazier, Texas Newspapers During The Republic (March 2, 1836-February 19, 1846) (M. Journ. Thesis, University Of Texas, 1931).
  • Journalism
  • Newspapers

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Austin Six-Pounder,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 23, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994