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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]]  [[Columbus County, North Carolina|Columbus County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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'''Columbus County, North Carolina'''<br>
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612 North Madison Street<br>
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Whiteville, NC 28472<br>
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910-640-6225<br><br>
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Reg of Deeds has b and d from 1913<br>
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m rec from 1867 & land rec<br>
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clk sup ct has div & ct rec from 1868<br>
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& pro rec from 1817<br>
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Columbus county was formed from Blanden and Brunswick 15 Dec 1807<br>
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== History  ==
 
== 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.
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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.  
  
 
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>
 
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>
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[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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[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  
  
The Register of Deeds Office records all land transactions, birth, deaths, and marriages that occur in Columbus County.<br>  
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The Register of Deeds Office records all land transactions, birth, deaths, and marriages that occur in Columbus County.<br>
  
[http://search.columbusdeeds.com/ Online Real Estate Lookup Search]
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[http://search.columbusdeeds.com/ Online Real Estate Lookup Search]  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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;$.25.&nbsp;
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County records are available from the Columbus County&nbsp;[http://www.columbusdeeds.com/node/11 Register of Deeds].&nbsp;&nbsp;Uncertified copies of records are&nbsp;$.25.&nbsp;  
  
===== Births =====
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===== Births =====
  
*[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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*[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
  
===== Marriages =====
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===== Marriages =====
  
*[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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*[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  
 
*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.
 
*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 =====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/columbus/deaths.html Misc. Columbus County Deaths] - on the Columbus County NCGenWeb site
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/columbus/deaths.html Misc. Columbus County Deaths] - on the Columbus County NCGenWeb site  
*[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/columbusobits.html Columbus County Obituaries] - &nbsp;contributed to the NCGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/columbus/columbusvitals.html Columbus County Deaths] - 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  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
*[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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*[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  
 
*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.
 
*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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United States  RTENOTITLE  North Carolina  RTENOTITLE  Columbus County

County Courthouse

Columbus County, North Carolina<br>

612 North Madison Street<br>

Whiteville, NC 28472<br>

910-640-6225<br><br>

Reg of Deeds has b and d from 1913<br>

m rec from 1867 & land rec<br>

clk sup ct has div & ct rec from 1868<br>

& pro rec from 1817<br>

Columbus county was formed from Blanden and Brunswick 15 Dec 1807<br>



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 [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).