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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

NC secretary of state offers anti-fraud advice at columbus county workshop – WECT-TV6

NC secretary of state offers anti-fraud advice at columbus county workshop
WECT-TV6
Marshall was one of several speakers that talked about ways to prevent identity theft from happening, as well as recognizing when a scammer is calling. Columbus County Sheriff Lewis Hatcher said there is a new way that police can tell if a certain

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Columbus County Farmers’ Market Fun Run rescheduled – Home – WSFX

Columbus County Farmers' Market Fun Run rescheduled
Home – WSFX
“This year's event will have a little different course as we incorporate the new Columbus County Fitness Park into the event,” said event coordinator Rachel Smith. “Registration, check-in, the kid's fun run, and the course start and finish line will be

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Silver Alert issued for Columbus County man – Home – WSFX

Silver Alert issued for Columbus County man
Home – WSFX
He is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Sellers weighs 210 pounds and is 5'7. If anyone has any information regarding Sellers whereabouts they are asked to call the Columbus County Sheriff's Office at 910-640-1428.




Woman Charged with DWI After Deadly Crash in Columbus County – TWC News


TWC News
Woman Charged with DWI After Deadly Crash in Columbus County
TWC News
They said one person was killed and three others injured Saturday around 8:30 a.m. when 29-year-old Sheila Daniels lost control of her SUV on a slick road which led to a wreck with another car with two people inside. The crash happened on N.C. Highway …
One killed in Saturday morning crash in ChadbournFayetteville Observer

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Hope Mills motorcyclist killed in Columbus County crash – Fayetteville Observer


Fayetteville Observer
Hope Mills motorcyclist killed in Columbus County crash
Fayetteville Observer
WHITEVILLE – A Hope Mills man was killed last week when a vehicle turned into the path of his motorcycle on N.C. 87 in Columbus County, the Highway Patrol said. The wreck happened Wednesday at 1:56 p.m. at John Riegel Road, according to a report …




Columbus county establishes ordinance to prohibit undocumented exotic animals – Home – WSFX

Columbus county establishes ordinance to prohibit undocumented exotic animals
Home – WSFX
Joey Prince, Columbus County Animal Control Director, said there have always been a lot of rules for dogs, cats and agricultural animals, but when it comes to exotic animals, there were many loopholes. "This is our desire to be proactive,” Prince said.

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