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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

Power is back on in Brunswick, Columbus County – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Power is back on in Brunswick, Columbus County
WWAY NewsChannel 3
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Power is back on for residents in Brunswick and Columbus County. A Brunswick Electric spokeswoman said hundreds of people were without power Monday night after a software issue. The spokeswoman said …

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Former Columbus County prosecutor accused of forging court document – Fayetteville Observer

Former Columbus County prosecutor accused of forging court document
Fayetteville Observer
WHITEVILLE – A former prosecutor who has spent more than a decade defending others was arrested Tuesday, charged with committing a crime on behalf of one of those clients, a North Carolina Department of Public Safety news release said. Randy Lemay …

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Columbus County dead man’s relatives sought – Fayetteville Observer

Columbus County dead man's relatives sought
Fayetteville Observer
Columbus County Assistant Coroner William Hannah has identified the man in hopes publicity will help find someone. Richard Lee Condon, 44, was walking away from his Fronis Strickland Road home, in the direction of nearby N.C. 904, hand-in-hand with …

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Early morning fire under investigation in Whiteville – WECT-TV6

Early morning fire under investigation in Whiteville
WECT-TV6
WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) – Crews with the Whiteville Fire Department responded to a fire early Saturday morning. The fire is currently under investigation by the State Bureau of Investigations and the Columbus County Fire Marshal's Office, according to

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Insurance commissioner rejects industry request to raise homeowner’s rates – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Insurance commissioner rejects industry request to raise homeowner's rates
WWAY NewsChannel 3
It comes after North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin rejected the insurance industry's request to raise homeowner's insurance rates by an average of about 25 percent. Instead he has ordered a zero percent statewide overall … instead of

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3 judges appointed to hear NC innocence case – Statesville Record & Landmark

3 judges appointed to hear NC innocence case
Statesville Record & Landmark
Earlier this month, the N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission recommended that a three-judge panel consider Sledge's innocence claim. Martin appointed Judges Thomas Lock, Anna Mills Wagoner and Kevin Bridges to hear the case in Columbus County.

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