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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

17-month-old boy drowns in Columbus County pool – News & Observer


myfox8.com
17-month-old boy drowns in Columbus County pool
News & Observer
CERRO GORDO, N.C. — Authorities say a 17-month-old boy has drowned after he managed to get into an above ground pool at his family's home in Columbus County. Assistant Coroner William Hannah told local media outlets that Tristen Stewart was found …
17-month-old drowns in swimming pool at NC homemyfox8.com

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Rider identified in fatal motorcycle accident in Col. Co – WECT TV6-WECT.com … – WECT-TV6

Rider identified in fatal motorcycle accident in Col. Co – WECT TV6-WECT.com
WECT-TV6
NC Highway Patrol officials have identified the victim in a fatal motorcycle accident that happened on Labor Day in Columbus County. According to Sgt. David Kinlaw, 62-year-old Edward Earl Lewis of Delco was pronounced dead at the crash site.
Delco man killed in motorcycle crash; wife injuredFayetteville Observer

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News Minute: Here is the latest news from The Associated Press – WECT-TV6

News Minute: Here is the latest news from The Associated Press
WECT-TV6
CERRO GORDO, N.C. (AP) – Authorities say a 17-month-old boy has drowned after he managed to get into an above ground pool at his family's home in Columbus County. Assistant Coroner William Hannah told local media outlets that Tristen Stewart was …

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Man in N.C. police custody following Horry County house fire – The State


MyrtleBeachOnline.com
Man in N.C. police custody following Horry County house fire
The State
Dalan Strickland, 50 of Fairbluff, N.C., was being held to face charges related to the Thursday morning fire at a home on Sand Plant Road in Horry County, according to a police report. He was taken into custody by Columbus County, N.C., authorities
Suspect in arson fire near Nichols in custody in North CarolinaWMBF
Fire that destroyed Nichols home investigated as arsonWPDE

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Burglary ends with man stabbed to death – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Burglary ends with man stabbed to death
WWAY NewsChannel 3
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Columbus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a burglary overnight that ended with a man stabbed to death. At about 2:25 a.m. deputies responded to 483 Todd Town Rd. in the Mollie community. When they got …

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‘The whole thing is a lie’ – The Robesonian

'The whole thing is a lie'
The Robesonian
In 2010, she contacted the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, which was able to find the DNA evidence that placed Roscoe Artis where Buie's body was found. He is in prison for the rape and murder of Joann Brockman that occurred about a …


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