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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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Tabor Correctional inmate escapes from work detail – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Tabor Correctional inmate escapes from work detail
WWAY NewsChannel 3
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — An inmate walked away from his job site in Columbus County today. Law enforcement officers are searching for Ricky Robinson, a minimum custody inmate from Tabor Correctional Institution. According to a news …
Columbus Co. inmate escapes while on work assignmentWECT-TV6
Officials looking for escaped inmateFayetteville Observer

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Former Columbus County Sheriff’s captain charged with stealing money from evidence safe – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Former Columbus County Sheriff's captain charged with stealing money from evidence safe
WWAY NewsChannel 3
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A former Columbus County Sheriff's captain is out of jail after being indicted and arrested for allegedly stealing from the department's evidence safe. David Gerald Nobles Jr., 51, was booked into the Columbus County …

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Escaped prison inmate caught in Whiteville – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Escaped prison inmate caught in Whiteville
WWAY NewsChannel 3
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — An escaped prison inmate is back in custody after being caught early this morning. The NC Department of Public Safety says prison staff and the Columbus County Sheriff's Office caught Ricky Robinson around 1 a.m. in …
Escaped inmate caught in WhitevilleWECT-TV6
Tabor Correctional Institution inmate who escaped back in custodyFayetteville Observer

all 3 news articles »




Deadly Columbus County intersection raising concerns – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Deadly Columbus County intersection raising concerns
WWAY NewsChannel 3
BOARDMAN, NC (WWAY) — One Columbus County intersection has been infamous for accidents, and now the intersection on US 74 is being called deadly and dangerous. Over the last several years, Boardman Mayor Randy Williamson says there has been …




Columbus County drug bust nets two arrests – WECT-TV6


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Columbus County drug bust nets two arrests
WECT-TV6
Ronald Dale Ward, 62 of Nakina, and Jesus Mendoza Espinoza, 48 of Clarendon, are charged with multiple felony counts related to methamphetamine trafficking. Ward, who has a $65,000 bond, is facing six felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine and …
3-month investigation busts alleged meth dealersWWAY NewsChannel 3

all 2 news articles »




Southern Pines man dies following weekend crash in Columbus County – WECT-TV6

Southern Pines man dies following weekend crash in Columbus County
WECT-TV6
A Southern Pines man died following an accident on US 74/76 in Columbus County early Saturday morning. According to the State Highway Patrol, Mikal Bacon, 39, was driving a Ryder truck east on US 74 two miles west of Chadbourn around 4:45 a.m. went …

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