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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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Man killed in Columbus County while repossessing vehicle – WXII The Triad


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Man killed in Columbus County while repossessing vehicle
WXII The Triad
Columbus County Sheriff's Maj. Bobby Worley said the shooting happened early Tuesday near Whiteville. The victim was 37-year-old David Lowe of Orrum. Worley said Lowe died at the scene from a gunshot wound to the head. Two men have been arrested …
Father, son charged with murder in deadly Columbus County shootingWECT-TV6
Robeson County man shot and killed while repossessing carWPDE
Two Columbus County men charged in fatal Whiteville shootingStarNewsOnline.com
WMBF -Daily Journal
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911 dispatcher suspended for telling caller to never drive through NC town – myfox8.com


myfox8.com
911 dispatcher suspended for telling caller to never drive through NC town
myfox8.com
COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. – A 911 dispatcher has been suspended after telling a tourist to never drive through a North Carolina town. WECT reported that an unidentified dispatcher told Sue Skelton, “Don't ever stop there, ever,” referring to Chadbourn, …

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Repo agents join together to promote job safety – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Repo agents join together to promote job safety
WWAY NewsChannel 3
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Last month 37 year old Jeffrey Lowe was shot in the head and killed while trying to repossess a vehicle in Columbus County. Now fellow repo men are joining together to raise awareness for safety in the field. After Lowe's death …




Columbus County Animal Shelter fined again – WWAY NewsChannel 3

Columbus County Animal Shelter fined again
WWAY NewsChannel 3
WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — For some time, issues surrounding the Columbus County Animal Shelter have been making headlines. Now, allegations about the early euthanization of a pit bull in the shelter's care has state officials asking questions, too.

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Double shooting in Whiteville leaves one dead, one in jail – WECT-TV6

Double shooting in Whiteville leaves one dead, one in jail
WECT-TV6
Brandon Ra'shawn James, 21, has been charged with the murder of Domingue Summers. (Source: Columbus County Detention Center). WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) -. A man has been charged with murder after an early morning shooting in Whiteville.

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4 Sharks make CPL All-Star squad; Sharks win by 17 on Friday – WWAY NewsChannel 3

4 Sharks make CPL All-Star squad; Sharks win by 17 on Friday
WWAY NewsChannel 3
HOLLY SPRINGS, NC (CPL RELEASE) — The Coastal Plain League announced today the rosters for the 2015 All-Star Game to be held in Florence, S.C. July 12-13 at Sparrow Stadium. This marks the 17th year the CPL has played an all-star game with last …

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