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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

Columbus County rear-end crash kills elderly man – Fayetteville Observer

Columbus County rear-end crash kills elderly man
Fayetteville Observer
WHITEVILLE – An elderly Brunswick County man died after the pickup he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a sport utility vehicle Thursday morning, Trooper Melvin Campbell of the Highway Patrol said. A broken neck instantly killed Janek Darwin Hewett …




VA health information fair heading to Whiteville – WECT-TV6

VA health information fair heading to Whiteville
WECT-TV6
Representatives from the Fayetteville VA Medical Center Royal Health Outreach ream are making the trip to Columbus County to assist area veterans. One of the representatives, Michael Shaw, said Wednesday's health information fair is for any person who …




Disbarred attorney arrested for impersonating another lawyer in Columbus Co. – WECT-TV6

Disbarred attorney arrested for impersonating another lawyer in Columbus Co.
WECT-TV6
Stratas was arrested and charged with three counts of criminal contempt and was booked in the Columbus County Detention Center under a $300,000 bond. According to the NC Bar Association website, Stratas began practicing law in 1984. He was …




Sex Offender Compliance Operation Conducted in Brunswick and Columbus Counties – U.S. Marshals Service (press release)


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Sex Offender Compliance Operation Conducted in Brunswick and Columbus Counties
U.S. Marshals Service (press release)
Starting at 6:00 am Tuesday morning, approximately 60 law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, Columbus County Sheriff's Office, and North Carolina Department of Public Safety/Division of Adult
Operation Safe Neighborhood checks in on almost 300 sex offendersWWAY NewsChannel 3
12 arrested in sex offender check operationStarNewsOnline.com
Law enforcement checks on nearly 300 sex offenders, 12 arrestedWECT-TV6

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Sheriffs talk safety after mass shootings – WWAY NewsChannel 3

Sheriffs talk safety after mass shootings
WWAY NewsChannel 3
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Charleston, Chattanooga and Lafayette are three American cities healing after a gunman opened fire and killed innocent people. The Mass Shooting Tracker reports there have been 204 mass shootings in the United …




Troopers investigating fatal accident in Columbus Co. – WECT-TV6

Troopers investigating fatal accident in Columbus Co.
WECT-TV6
According to 1st Sgt. Parish, the crash happened on Highway 701 near Williams Township around 11 a.m. (Source: Raycom Media). COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) -. Troopers with the State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal accident in Columbus …


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