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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 boy drowns in swimming pool Saturday – Fayetteville Observer

Columbus County boy drowns in swimming pool Saturday
Fayetteville Observer
LORIS, S.C. – An investigation into the drowning of a Columbus County toddler is underway by the Horry County Police Department, county coroner Robert Edge Jr. said Sunday. Carter Myles Mincey, 3, of Old Stake Road, Chadbourn, North Carolina, …
Columbus Co. boy drowns in SC swimming poolWECT-TV6

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910Rec: Columbus County wins Dixie Jr. Boys state title, moves on to World Series – Fayetteville Observer (blog)

910Rec: Columbus County wins Dixie Jr. Boys state title, moves on to World Series
Fayetteville Observer (blog)
910Rec: Columbus County wins Dixie Jr. Boys state title, moves on to World Series Jaclyn Shambaugh. Columbus County will represent North Carolina in the Dixie Jr. Boys World Series next month. The team won the Jr. Boys state championship July 16 with …




Carolina Southern settlement provides path to restore rail service – MyrtleBeachOnline.com

Carolina Southern settlement provides path to restore rail service
MyrtleBeachOnline.com
Carolina Southern Railroad has agreed to begin the process of abandoning all but seven miles of its track in Horry, Marion and Columbus, N.C., counties in an agreement that officials hope will result in a boost to economic development. Rail service

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Connor to head Red Springs code enforcement – Red Springs Citizen

Connor to head Red Springs code enforcement
Red Springs Citizen
Connor currently works as a building inspector III with Columbus County municipal government. His final day in Columbus County is on Friday. Connor, who is 40, is a graduate of Fairmont High School and The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.




Police: Man shot eating pizza outside Rock Hill apartment – The State

Police: Man shot eating pizza outside Rock Hill apartment
The State
Rojon Meares, 30, of Columbus County, N.C., told police he went to the Rock Hill Homes apartments to pick up his children from his girlfriend. As he waited, he told officers he was eating pizza when three cars drove quickly through the area. The cars




NC man convicted of shooting man over $5 hand of poker – myfox8.com

NC man convicted of shooting man over $5 hand of poker
myfox8.com
COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina man has been convicted of shooting a man over a $5 hand of poker. The Port City Daily reported that Prentice Reaves was sentenced to 40 to 60 months in prison after being convicted Tuesday in Columbus …


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