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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

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Man dies in single car accident in Columbus Co. – WECT-TV6

Man dies in single car accident in Columbus Co.
WECT-TV6
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A man driving a pick-up truck is dead after a single-car wreck in Columbus County Sunday night. Charles Brandon Jones, 32, of Chadbourn, was killed as a result of the injuries he sustained in the accident, according to …




Columbus Co. man sentenced to over 40 years in prison for attemp – WECT TV6 … – WECT-TV6

Columbus Co. man sentenced to over 40 years in prison for attemp – WECT TV6
WECT-TV6
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A Columbus County man was sentenced to over 40 years in prison after he was convicted of multiple sex offenses against a child and first-degree kidnapping. Calvin Sherwood Watts, 52, was found guilty in Columbus …
Man who tried to rape 11-year-old heading to prison for decadesWWAY NewsChannel 3
Tabor City man found guilty of sex crimes, sentenced to at least 41 years in Fayetteville Observer

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WECT Investigates: Columbus County candidates pay to ‘Get out the Vote’ – WECT-TV6

WECT Investigates: Columbus County candidates pay to 'Get out the Vote'
WECT-TV6
What's clear though, based on campaign finance reports, is that Hill isn't the first Columbus County politician to hire GOTV workers, who often register voters, drive people to the polls and put out yard signs, according to candidates and workers who




Columbus County OKs nearly $2 million for Carolina Southern Railroad – WPDE


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Columbus County OKs nearly $2 million for Carolina Southern Railroad
WPDE
(AP) — WHITEVILLE, N.C.Columbus County commissioners have agreed to spend nearly $2 million in tax incentives over the next decade to get the Carolina Southern Railroad rolling again in North and South Carolina. The Fayetteville Observer reported …
Horry County Council approves $1.8 m commitment to help purchase Carolina MyrtleBeachOnline.com

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NC Forestry museum transitions to state science outpost – WECT-TV6

NC Forestry museum transitions to state science outpost
WECT-TV6
A transition underway at a museum in Columbus County will allow people in the southeastern part of the state to experience the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences without driving to Raleigh. The N.C. Museum of Forestry in Whiteville will close next week




Columbus County commissioners approve resolution opposing gay marriage – Fayetteville Observer

Columbus County commissioners approve resolution opposing gay marriage
Fayetteville Observer
Why it matters: Amon McKenzie was the only commissioner to vote against a resolution in "Total Opposition" to recent federal court rulings striking down North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage. Federal judges on Oct. 10 and 14 ruled that an amendment …

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