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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

In Columbus County, another death row conviction faces a challenge – News & Observer

In Columbus County, another death row conviction faces a challenge
News & Observer
Joseph Sledge, who has been locked up for 38 years, is trying to prove his innocence in court and before the N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission. Convicted of killing a mother and daughter in Columbus County, Sledge has powerful evidence that he was not …




Columbus County teen killed in Chadbourn shooting – Fayetteville Observer

Columbus County teen killed in Chadbourn shooting
Fayetteville Observer
CHADBOURN – A Clarendon teen died after being shot in the head on a Chadbourn street Saturday afternoon, Columbus County Assistant Coroner William Hannah said. Travis Lee Bellamy, 16, of the 100 block of Timber Creek Trail, was shot at least twice, …
UPDATE: 5 suspects wanted in Chadbourn teen deadly shootingWECT-TV6

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17-month-old boy drowns in Columbus County pool – Enquirerherald


myfox8.com
17-month-old boy drowns in Columbus County pool
Enquirerherald
CERRO GORDO, N.C. — Authorities say a 17-month-old boy has drowned after he managed to get into an above ground pool at his family's home in Columbus County. Assistant Coroner William Hannah told local media outlets that Tristen Stewart was found …
17-month-old drowns in swimming pool at NC homemyfox8.com
Toddler drowns in pool at NC family's homeWXII The Triad

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Cerro Gordo Elementary School is criticized over fake Facebook picture – WWAY NewsChannel 3

Cerro Gordo Elementary School is criticized over fake Facebook picture
WWAY NewsChannel 3
CERRO GORDO, NC (WWAY) — The Columbus County School District got more than 300 phone calls from across the country after a fake photo went viral on Facebook. Cerro Gordo Elementary's principal Kent Lovett says it all began when a second grade …

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Feds award $55.3M in loan guarantees for 22 solar projects in NC – The State


Breaking Energy
Feds award $55.3M in loan guarantees for 22 solar projects in NC
The State
The loan guarantees announced Thursday included $4.9 million for a solar project in Hertford County, $3 million in Columbus County and $2.1 million in Warren County. In all, Vilsack announced $68 million in federal loan guarantees and grants Thursday, …
US Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces fundingWNCT
USDA invests in renewable energy projects nationwideagprofessional.com

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Horry County on track to buy Carolina Southern Railroad as early as October – Myhorrynews

Horry County on track to buy Carolina Southern Railroad as early as October
Myhorrynews
The company also leases 14 miles of track that runs from Conway to Myrtle Beach. Speaking to the Horry Industrial Alliance Monday, Wendel said officials in both Horry County and Columbus County in North Carolina were afraid the tracks would be pulled


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