Compiled from three vintage sources...

History of

Columbus County, NC

New! 39 Page Illustrated Booklet

Early days in Columbus County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 39-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina.

The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability.

Some of the places mentioned in the booklet include: Whiteville (the county seat), Acme-Delco, Bolton, Boardman (formerly Hub), Brunswick, Cerro Gordo, Chadbourn, Evergreen, Fair Bluff, Hallsboro, Lake Waccamaw (formerly Flemington), Old Dock, Pireway, Tabor City, Vineland, and Wananish.

Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as Lake Waccamaw and the White Marsh; the Daily breeze; Members of the General Assembly from Columbus County before 1851; Early History; Farming, Forestry, Industry, Commerce; Tabacco "King of Columbus"; Stories about place names; Mille-Christine, Siamese twin slaves; Crusoe's Island; the Memory family; the North State Hunt Club; Riegel Carolina Corporation; Leder Brothers stores; the Berry Boom started by J.A. Brown of Chadbourn; Bear hunts, a One-eyed alligator, the Strawberry festival, and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia.

Our North Carolina booklets, unlike some of our other offerings, do not include an abundance of specific genealogical and biographical data. They are, however, a good resource for learning about the history, geography and social climate of places you or your ancestors may have lived. Then, if you should happen to find an ancestor mentioned, consider it a bonus!

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History of
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