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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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Five arrested in Columbus County drug bust – WECT-TV6

Five arrested in Columbus County drug bust
WECT-TV6
Five people were arrested by the Columbus County Sheriff's Office Vice-Narcotics Unit on April 13 after a monthlong investigation into cocaine distribution in the Riegelwood community. Detectives completed undercover buys and then executed search …




Teens arrested, accused of burning two Columbus County homes – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Teens arrested, accused of burning two Columbus County homes
WWAY NewsChannel 3
WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says three people were arrested, one of them a junior volunteer firefighter, following an investigation into several suspicious fires this month. They say Joshua Michael Sutton, 16, and …
3 teens accused of burning two Columbus County homesWECT-TV6

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Two bodies found in burned building in Columbus County – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Two bodies found in burned building in Columbus County
WWAY NewsChannel 3
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says two bodies were found inside a burning building on Monday. The Sheriff's Office received a call of a brush fire around 10 p.m. Monday. According to the fire marshal, the fire …
Bodies discovered in burned structureWECT-TV6

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Police: Missing Wilmington women found dead in burning shed in Columbus County – StarNewsOnline.com


StarNewsOnline.com
Police: Missing Wilmington women found dead in burning shed in Columbus County
StarNewsOnline.com
A joint investigation is being conducted between the Wilmington Police Department, Columbus County Sheriff's Office, Horry County Police Department and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation. The remains were found late Monday in the charred framework …
Two missing Wilmington women found dead in Columbus CountyPort City Daily
Two bodies found in burned barn identified as missing Wilmington womenWWAY NewsChannel 3

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Bolton man attacked with hammer – WWAY TV3 – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Bolton man attacked with hammer – WWAY TV3
WWAY NewsChannel 3
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Columbus County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man claimed someone attacked him with a hammer.

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Columbus County Rep. says House Bill 68 ‘vital’ for rural areas – WECT-TV6

Columbus County Rep. says House Bill 68 'vital' for rural areas
WECT-TV6
The North Carolina House of Representatives passed House Bill 68, also known as the BRIGHT Futures Act, on Thursday by a 109-8 vote. Connecting rural residents to broadband services and helping underserved regions attract economic development …

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