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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

Road Worrier: NC joins pact that could get Columbus County railroad back on track – News & Observer


News & Observer
Road Worrier: NC joins pact that could get Columbus County railroad back on track
News & Observer
This new little law may be little more than the latest chapter in three years of futility that has thwarted employers and local leaders in Columbus County, and their neighbors in the South Carolina counties of Horry and Marion. It shines a light on how

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Man dies in single car accident in Columbus Co. – WECT-TV6

Man dies in single car accident in Columbus Co.
WECT-TV6
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A man driving a pick-up truck is dead after a single-car wreck in Columbus County Sunday night. Charles Brandon Jones, 32, of Chadbourn, was killed as a result of the injuries he sustained in the accident, according to …




Columbus County OKs nearly $2 million for Carolina Southern Railroad – WPDE

Columbus County OKs nearly $2 million for Carolina Southern Railroad
WPDE
(AP) — WHITEVILLE, N.C.Columbus County commissioners have agreed to spend nearly $2 million in tax incentives over the next decade to get the Carolina Southern Railroad rolling again in North and South Carolina. The Fayetteville Observer reported …
Horry County Council approves $1.8 m commitment to help purchase Carolina The State

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Columbus County commissioners approve resolution opposing same sex … – WECT-TV6

Columbus County commissioners approve resolution opposing same sex
WECT-TV6
The Columbus County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Monday night opposing the recent federal court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in North Carolina. The measure states that commissioners "strongly request that this ruling be …
Columbus County commissioners approve resolution opposing gay marriageFayetteville Observer

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Officials working to identify man found under Whiteville bridge – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Officials working to identify man found under Whiteville bridge
WWAY NewsChannel 3
WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Columbus County detectives are investigating the discovery of a body found in a Whiteville creek. The body of a man was found near a swamp on Red Hill Road Monday afternoon. Assistant Coroner William Hannah says the …
Body pulled from creek in ColumbusThe Robesonian

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Hammonds, as an ex-trooper, is well qualifed to be sheriff – The Robesonian

Hammonds, as an ex-trooper, is well qualifed to be sheriff
The Robesonian
… research on the N.C. Sheriff's Association website and located the following men who retired from the Highway Patrol and then went on to become sheriff where they currently continue to serve the public: Nash County Sheriff Dick Jenkins; Columbus


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