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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

Murder investigation underway in Columbus County – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Murder investigation underway in Columbus County
WWAY NewsChannel 3
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Columbus County investigators are looking into a homicide in Cerro Gordo. Investigators say on Monday at approximately 11:45 p.m., deputies with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office took a missing persons report at …

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Whiteville man charged in Columbus County shooting – WECT-TV6


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Whiteville man charged in Columbus County shooting
WECT-TV6
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Detectives with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man wanted in connection to a shooting in the New Hope community early Monday morning. According to officials, Daquan Madrid Pridgen, 23, …
Man charged after Columbus Co. shootingWWAY NewsChannel 3

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After 36 years, Joseph Sledge’s unfamiliar feeling: normal – News & Observer


Los Angeles Times
After 36 years, Joseph Sledge's unfamiliar feeling: normal
News & Observer
Jon David, the Columbus County district attorney, made their decision swift and easy; David told judges he had become convinced that Sledge was innocent. As Superior … A judge sentenced him to four years in a prison camp in rural Eastern North Carolina.
After 36 years in prison for murder, NC man is freed by state panelLos Angeles Times
70-year-old Joseph Sledge freed after decades in prisonWTVD-TV
man wrongly imprisoned for decades now freeKCCI Des Moines
Fresno Bee
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SILVER ALERT: SC authorities search for missing man last seen in Columbus Co. – WECT-TV6

SILVER ALERT: SC authorities search for missing man last seen in Columbus Co.
WECT-TV6
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing South Carolina man last seen in Columbus County. According to officials, Danny Atkin, 63, is suffering from dementia or some other …




Area lawmakers join pro-business Democrat group – WECT-TV6


azcentral.com
Area lawmakers join pro-business Democrat group
WECT-TV6
“We are going to work diligently within our party to ensure that traditional North Carolina Democrats have a home and feel that their voice is represented in the State Legislature and the Democratic Party Legislative Caucuses,” said Rep. Ken Goodman of …
Goodman seeking to pull Democrats back to Main StreetThe Robesonian
Goodman to lead new caucusLaurinburg Exchange

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Attendance up at Ashe County’s state parks in 2014 – Jefferson Post


WCTI12.com
Attendance up at Ashe County's state parks in 2014
Jefferson Post
ASHE COUNTY — North Carolina's state parks and state recreation areas had record attendance in 2014, with 15.6 million visitors, a 10 percent increase over 14.2 million the previous year, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation
N.C. state parks and recreation areas post record attendance in 2014Fayetteville Observer
Record 15.6 Million People Visit NC State Parks in 2014High Country Press
Local state parks report uptick in visitorsStarNewsOnline.com

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