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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

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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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’I was shocked’: Columbus County employees respond to allegations manager sexually harassed their coworker – WECT

’I was shocked’: Columbus County employees respond to allegations manager sexually harassed their coworker  WECT

Employees respond to allegations raised about the county’s top administrator.




Columbus County manager accused of sexual harassment by employee – WECT

Columbus County manager accused of sexual harassment by employee  WECT

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) – WECT has obtained a copy of a letter accusing the Columbus County manager of sexual harassment. The letter was written by a …




Whiteville man charged in wreck that killed Columbus County couple – WECT

Whiteville man charged in wreck that killed Columbus County couple  WECT

COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – A Whiteville man has been charged in a collision that killed a Columbus County couple last week. Gordon Lee Griffen, 57, …




Columbus County shelter able to relocate animals, still faces space constraints – WECT

Columbus County shelter able to relocate animals, still faces space constraints  WECT

The Columbus County Animal Shelter is still at almost full capacity, despite a positive weekend relocating animals either to new homes, or local rescues.




Appeal denied, Columbus County sheriff’s race to be certified – WWAY NewsChannel 3

Appeal denied, Columbus County sheriff’s race to be certified  WWAY NewsChannel 3

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Wake County Superior Court judge has denied an appeal of the North Carolina State Board of Elections decision to …




Cary father, daughter killed in Columbus County crash – WRAL.com

Cary father, daughter killed in Columbus County crash  WRAL.com

A Cary man and his young daughter were killed Thursday in a crash in Columbus County, authorities said.


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