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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Columbus County'''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Columbus County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/columbus/ Columbus Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Nc-columbus.png
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| state = North Carolina
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| founded year = 1808
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| seat wl = Whiteville
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}}&nbsp;
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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|-
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| width="100%" align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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|-
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1851</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1810</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1807</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1808</center>
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[http://www.columbusco.org/ Columbus County Courthouse]<br>612 North Madison Street<br>Whiteville, NC 28472<br>Phone: 910-640-6225<br>
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Register of Deeds has birth and death records&nbsp;from 1913<br>marriage records from 1867 and&nbsp; land records<br>clerk&nbsp; superior court&nbsp; has divorce and court records&nbsp;from 1868<br>prorobate records from 1817<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Columbus County, North Carolina. Page 507 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Columbus County was named for Christopher Columbus. It was formed in 1808 from land that was originally part of Bladen and Brunswick Counties. Bordering counties are Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, Robeson, Dillon County, SC and Horry County, SC.
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The county has several important geographical features including Lake Waccamaw, the largest natural lake between New York and Florida, the Waccamaw and Lumber Rivers which link this area to South Carolina and the coastal town of Georgetown, and the Cape Fear River which provides access to the port city of Wilmington. <br>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1808'''--Columbus County was created 15 December 1808&nbsp;from [[Bladen_County,_North_Carolina|Bladen]] and [[Brunswick_County,_North_Carolina|Brunswick]] Counties. '''County seat''': Whiteville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1808'''--Columbus County was created 15 December 1808&nbsp;from [[Bladen County, North Carolina|Bladen]] and [[Brunswick County, North Carolina|Brunswick]] Counties. <br>'''County seat''': Whiteville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bladen_County,_North_Carolina|Bladen]]
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*[[Bladen County, North Carolina|Bladen]]  
*[[Brunswick_County,_North_Carolina|Brunswick]]
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*[[Brunswick County, North Carolina|Brunswick]]  
*[[Horry_County,_South_Carolina|Horry County, South Carolina]]
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*[[Dillon County, South Carolina|Dillon County, South Carolina]]
*[[Pender_County,_North_Carolina|Pender]]
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*[[Horry County, South Carolina|Horry County, South Carolina]]  
*[[Robeson_County,_North_Carolina|Robeson]]
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*[[Pender County, North Carolina|Pender]]  
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*[[Robeson County, North Carolina|Robeson]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
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[[Image:Nccolumbus.png|thumb|right|400px]]
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Census ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
  
*Dulah
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==== Church Records  ====
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===== Baptist  =====
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*'''White Marsh.''' Established about 1765.<ref>Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, ''A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808'' (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at [http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF St Paul's Seminary website]; George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:319, 326. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref> Previously located in [[Bladen County, North Carolina|Bladen County]].
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*Dulah  
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*Tabor City Branch
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*Whiteville Branch
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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===== Bibliography  =====
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*'''[Lewis]''' Lewis, J.D. ''My Neck of the Woods: The Lewis Families of Southeastern North Carolina and Northeastern South Carolina''. Little River, S.C.: J.D. Lewis, 2002. {{FHL|1046741|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 L585Ljd; CD-ROM no. 1036}}
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://www.columbusco.org/DotNetNuke_2/Default.aspx?alias=www.columbusco.org/dotnetnuke_2/rod Register of Deeds]<br>125 Washington St. Suite B<br>P.O. Box 1086<br>Whiteville, NC 28472<br>Phone: (910) 640-6625
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The Register of Deeds Office records all land transactions, birth, deaths, and marriages that occur in Columbus County.<br>
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[http://search.columbusdeeds.com/ Online Real Estate Lookup Search]
  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1808-1908''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books (1808-1908)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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County records are available from the Columbus County&nbsp;[http://www.columbusdeeds.com/node/11 Register of Deeds].&nbsp;&nbsp;Uncertified copies of records are&nbsp;$.25.&nbsp;
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===== Births  =====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964] - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state; via FamilySearch
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===== Marriages  =====
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979] - search this database of marriages from across the state - images included; via FamilySearch
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*Columbus&nbsp;County marriages - may be included throughout [http://goo.gl/FsJlh Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register &amp; State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893)]. Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searchable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
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===== Deaths  =====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/columbus/deaths.html Misc. Columbus County Deaths] - on the Columbus County NCGenWeb site
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/columbus/columbusobits.html Columbus County Obituaries] - &nbsp;contributed to the NCGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/columbus/columbusvitals.html Columbus County Deaths] - contributed to the NCGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=columbus Columbus County deaths] - list of county area deaths reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D%20 North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930] - search a statewide collection of freely available death certificates - images are included; via FamilySearch
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*Columbus County Coroners' Inquest, 1914-1968, 1981 - from the NC State Archives. Available as [http://archives.ncdcr.gov/FindingAids/containerlists/Columbus_Coroners_Inquest_1914_1981.doc Word] or [http://archives.ncdcr.gov/FindingAids/containerlists/Columbus_Coroners_Inquest_1914_1981.pdf PDF] documents.
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=190985&subject_disp=North+Carolina%2C+Columbus&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Columbus|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/columbus/ NCGenWeb Columbus County]
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Columbus County, North Carolina Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1851
1913
1810
1807
1808

Columbus County Courthouse
612 North Madison Street
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910-640-6225

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage records from 1867 and  land records
clerk  superior court  has divorce and court records from 1868
prorobate records from 1817[1]

History

Columbus County was named for Christopher Columbus. It was formed in 1808 from land that was originally part of Bladen and Brunswick Counties. Bordering counties are Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, Robeson, Dillon County, SC and Horry County, SC.

The county has several important geographical features including Lake Waccamaw, the largest natural lake between New York and Florida, the Waccamaw and Lumber Rivers which link this area to South Carolina and the coastal town of Georgetown, and the Cape Fear River which provides access to the port city of Wilmington.

Parent County

1808--Columbus County was created 15 December 1808 from Bladen and Brunswick Counties.
County seat: Whiteville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Nccolumbus.png

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Columbus County, North Carolina census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

Baptist
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Dulah
  • Tabor City Branch
  • Whiteville Branch

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography

Land

Register of Deeds
125 Washington St. Suite B
P.O. Box 1086
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6625

The Register of Deeds Office records all land transactions, birth, deaths, and marriages that occur in Columbus County.

Online Real Estate Lookup Search

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

County records are available from the Columbus County Register of Deeds.  Uncertified copies of records are $.25. 

Births
Marriages
Deaths


Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Columbus County, North Carolina. Page 507 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808 (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at St Paul's Seminary website; George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:319, 326. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.