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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

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Columbus County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Columbus County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

Edie on “William Fatherree born 1757″

I am looking for any information, especially about his parents. William is my 3rd great grandfather.

Edith Fatheree Sutherland


Columbus County, NC at Genforum

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 man admits to killing his grandmother – Fayetteville Observer


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Columbus County man admits to killing his grandmother
Fayetteville Observer
Deputies from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office located Jesse Pace a day after the murder was discovered, walking along N.C. 130 near Ash. Betty Pace's car was found nearby. Property that belonged to Betty Pace was found in a Brunswick County home …
NC man pleads guilty to slitting grandmother's throatWNCN

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Whiteville man facing slew of sex crime charges involving child – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Whiteville man facing slew of sex crime charges involving child
WWAY NewsChannel 3
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Whiteville man is facing a slew of sex crimes involving a child after an investigation this month, according to the Columbus County Sheriff. Christopher McDaniel Parker, 45, is charged with 8 counts of statutory rape by …
Whiteville man facing several statutory rape, indecent liberties chargesHome – WSFX

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Columbus County woman charged with pointing shotgun at school bus driver – Fayetteville Observer


Fayetteville Observer
Columbus County woman charged with pointing shotgun at school bus driver
Fayetteville Observer
WHITEVILLE – A Whiteville woman is accused of threatening a school bus driver at gunpoint Friday morning, an incident described as a "random act" by the Columbus County Sheriff's Office. Elisha Shamae Colson, 31, of Red Store Road, had a stolen …




Columbus County man wins $1K a week for life – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Columbus County man wins $1K a week for life
WWAY NewsChannel 3
RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — Curtis Cruse of Delco said he plans to help his daughter through college after winning $1,000 a week for life. According to a news release from the NC Education Lottery, Cruse decided to play $1,000 A Week For Life after a …
Mechanic wins $1000 a week for life, plans to pay daughter's college tuitionCBS46 News Atlanta

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Missing Columbus County woman found – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Missing Columbus County woman found
WWAY NewsChannel 3
NAKINA, NC (WWAY) — A missing Columbus County woman has been found thanks to the help of the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. Mary Jane Smith's husband reported her missing Monday. Smith was last seen at her home on Manley Smith Road in …
Silver Alert canceled for missing Columbus Co. womanHome – WSFX

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Columbus County health coverage to cost $700000 more than expected – Fayetteville Observer

Columbus County health coverage to cost $700000 more than expected
Fayetteville Observer
What happened: Providing health insurance for its employees will cost Columbus County nearly $703,000 more in the year beginning July 1 than in the current fiscal year, but it could have been much worse. … Insurance Trust presented by consultant Mark


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