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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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Fire destroys church sanctuary in Cherry Grove community in Columbus County – Fayetteville Observer


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Fire destroys church sanctuary in Cherry Grove community in Columbus County
Fayetteville Observer
Firefighters from Columbus County, Brunswick County and Horry County in South Carolina battled the blaze starting around 4:30 p.m. The fire was mostly contained before 10:30 p.m., Columbus County Deputy Emergency Services Director David Ransom …
Firefighters battle fire at church in Columbus CountyHome – WSFX

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Columbus County pups get ‘Christmas in July’ – WWAY NewsChannel 3

Columbus County pups get 'Christmas in July'
WWAY NewsChannel 3
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Joey Prince at the Columbus County Animal Shelter said they have received “three great Christmas in July presents” from community groups over the last few days. Prince said the Columbus Humane Society donated …




Columbus County Animal Shelter presented with gifts – WWAY NewsChannel 3

Columbus County Animal Shelter presented with gifts
WWAY NewsChannel 3
According to Animal Control Manger Joey Prince, the shelter received gifts from The Columbus Humane Society, Brunswick County Fix-A-Friend, and and anonymous donor. The Columbus County Humane Society donated 10 new beds for the dogs.

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Columbus County deputy at fault, report says, in collision – Fayetteville Observer

Columbus County deputy at fault, report says, in collision
Fayetteville Observer
FAIR BLUFF – A weekend crash involving a marked Columbus County Sheriff's Office patrol car and a pick-up truck resulted in serious damage to both vehicles, but no injuries, a N.C. Highway Patrol trooper said Monday. Deputy Kenneth Smith, 25, was …

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Columbus County farm worker charged in hog heist – Home – WSFX

Columbus County farm worker charged in hog heist
Home – WSFX
… COUNTY, NC (WECT) -. A Columbus County man is accused of stealing a hog from a farm he worked at in Evergreen. … He was arrested Wednesday and booked in the Columbus County Detention Center under a $30,000 bond. Copyright 2016 WECT.

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Couple searches for missing dogs in Columbus County – Home – WSFX

Couple searches for missing dogs in Columbus County
Home – WSFX
Seven dogs went missing from homes in Brunswick and Columbus counties over the weekend, according to Columbus County Animal Control. Two of the dogs were found Monday, but they are continuing the investigation.

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