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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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Two jailed for murder in Columbus County – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Two jailed for murder in Columbus County
WWAY NewsChannel 3
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It looks like investigators in Columbus County have cracked a double murder case from more than a year ago. Two people are in the Columbus County jail tonight, each facing two counts of murder. Megan Haynes and …
NC man, girlfriend arrested for 2014 murders of mother, friendWNCN
Suspects Arrested, Charged in Bolton Double MurderTWC News

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Columbus County Prison has new leader – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC


WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Columbus County Prison has new leader
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
TABOR CITY, NC (WBTW) – The Tabor Correctional Institution in Tabor City, NC has a new administrator. Brad Perritt comes to the Columbus County prison from his job as superintendent of the Lumberton Correctional Institution in Robeson County.

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ONLY ON 3: Judges refuse to hold court in new Columbus County Courthouse – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
ONLY ON 3: Judges refuse to hold court in new Columbus County Courthouse
WWAY NewsChannel 3
An August,2015 report found levels of mold in Columbus County's newest courthouse (Photo: Madison Morgan/ WWAY). WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Three Columbus County District Court judges say they will not hold court in the county's newest courthouse, …




Closings and delays for Monday, February 8 – WECT-TV6

Closings and delays for Monday, February 8
WECT-TV6
Columbus County Schools will open at 10 a.m. for staff and students. Infant of Prague Catholic School (Onslow County) will be operating on a 2 hour delay. Pender County Schools are operating on a 2 hour delay. Trinity Baptist Childcare Center is

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Columbus County Animal Shelter gets approved rating after inspection – WECT-TV6


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Columbus County Animal Shelter gets approved rating after inspection
WECT-TV6
The Columbus County Animal Shelter received an "approved" overall rating after a surprise inspection by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services on Monday. (Source: WECT). COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) -. The Columbus County …
Animal shelter director: Surprise inspection went wellWWAY NewsChannel 3

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Columbus Co. man sentenced to 11 years for crop insurance fraud – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Columbus Co. man sentenced to 11 years for crop insurance fraud
WWAY NewsChannel 3
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A federal judge today sentenced a Columbus County man to more than a decade in prison for crop insurance fraud. Milton Russ Barnhill got an 11-year sentence after pleading guilty last year as his trial was set to begin.

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