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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

UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal accident in Columbus County – WECT-TV6

UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal accident in Columbus County
WECT-TV6
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle wreck in Columbus County that claimed the life of a South Carolina man Friday afternoon. According to Trooper Kent Ivey, Tony Phipps, 46, was …




Columbus County woman arrested for car insurance fraud – WECT-TV6

Columbus County woman arrested for car insurance fraud
WECT-TV6
According to the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Stephanie Davis, 40, contacted Progressive Insurance in November 2014 to file a claim for damage to her vehicle. Davis claimed that her 2008 Mazda was damaged on private property in Riegelwood …




Columbus County woman busted for selling oxycodone – WECT-TV6

Columbus County woman busted for selling oxycodone
WECT-TV6
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A Whiteville woman is facing multiple drug-related charges after authorities arrested her Tuesday for selling oxycodone tablets. According to officials, the Vice-Narcotics Unit of the Columbus County Sheriff's Office began …




Pair arrested in Columbus County drug investigation – WECT-TV6

Pair arrested in Columbus County drug investigation
WECT-TV6
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Detectives in Columbus County arrested two people Monday after an investigation into the distribution of controlled substances in several communities. 60-year-old Carl Boswell and 49-year-old Tammy Smith, both of …

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NC flu update: Virus no longer widespread across the state – Fayetteville Observer


Fayetteville Observer
NC flu update: Virus no longer widespread across the state
Fayetteville Observer
Columbus County is the only county in the Cape Fear region that is included among the three regions of elevated activity. Last week, four people died of flu-related causes, the fewest since Dec. 20, according to updated figures released Thursday by DHHS.

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Columbus County commissioners back improvements to public safety radio system – Fayetteville Observer

Columbus County commissioners back improvements to public safety radio system
Fayetteville Observer
The N.C. Highway Patrol is building a new tower in Nakina and will allow Columbus County access to that site. And a new site on Whiteville's Hay Street water tank will allow for the relocation of some equipment off of the 911 Center tower, Worley said.

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