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The county was formed in 1808 from parts of Bladen County and Brunswick County. It was named for Christopher Columbus. Source Wikipedia

Columbus County NCGenweb site

Southeastern North Carolina Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1086
Whiteville, NC 28472

Columbus County Historical Society
P.O. Box 339
Whiteville, NC 28472

Fair Bluff Historical Society
P.O. Box 285
Fair Bluff, NC 28439

Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2536
Wilmington, NC 28402-2536
(covers Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, and Sampson Counties)

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Columbus County Courthouse
111 Washington Street
County Courthouse
Whiteville, NC 28472
Census

1810 Federal Census transcription

1810 Federal Census transcription

1820 Federal Census Transcription

1820 Federal Census Transcription

1850 Federal Census Transcription

1860 Federal Census transcription – web based, indexed by last name

1860 Federal Census transcription Directory opens to folder with text files, 1860 files are 1860ccga.txt through 1860ccgy.txt with the last character before .txt showing the letter of the alphabet last names that are to be found.

1860 Federal Census transcription Heads of household index.
1860 Federal Census transcription – list of surnames different from head of household
1860 Federal Census transcription slave schedule

1870 Federal Census – Whiteville District transcription

Tax Records

1877 Revenue Tax list

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries of Columbus County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Columbus County, NC Query Forum

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Cities and towns of Columbus County:

Acme
Bolton
Brunswick
Cerro Gordo
Chadbourn
Clarendon
Delco
Evergreen
Fair Bluff
Hallsboro
Lake Waccamaw
Nakina
Riegelwood
Tabor City
Whiteville (County Seat)

News related to Columbus County, NC

“”columbus county” nc” – Google News

Columbus County republicans rally for Sheriff Jody Greene – WWAY NewsChannel 3

Columbus County republicans rally for Sheriff Jody Greene  WWAY NewsChannel 3

WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — “I’m not being treated fairly here by the democrats,” said Sheriff Jody Greene. Columbus County residents painted Whiteville green …




Election board hears protest in 2018 Columbus County sheriff’s race – WWAY NewsChannel 3

Election board hears protest in 2018 Columbus County sheriff’s race  WWAY NewsChannel 3

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Testimony ended Wednesday and will pick up in the morning for the case for who is the rightful sheriff of Columbus …




Search crews recover body of Columbus County drowning victim – WECT

Search crews recover body of Columbus County drowning victim  WECT

Authorities in Columbus County have recovered the body of a man who drowned in the Waccamaw River Monday evening.




Another deputy seeking back pay from Columbus Co., says acting sheriff didn’t have authority to fire him – WECT

Another deputy seeking back pay from Columbus Co., says acting sheriff didn’t have authority to fire him  WECT

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A second employee terminated by acting Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene has obtained legal representation, and is …




70+ Democrats and county commissioner switch parties in two weeks – WWAY NewsChannel 3

70+ Democrats and county commissioner switch parties in two weeks  WWAY NewsChannel 3

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — In the past two weeks, more than 70 democrats in Columbus County have left the party and that includes Columbus …




Hearing on candidate’s residency is next step for unresolved NC sheriff’s race – Durham Herald Sun

Hearing on candidate’s residency is next step for unresolved NC sheriff’s race  Durham Herald Sun

The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted to allow a hearing on whether a candidate for Columbus County sheriff lives in the county as state law …


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