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Columbus County, North Carolina

Columbus County is located in the state of North Carolina. The county was established in 1808 from parts of Bladen and Brunswick counties and named after the legendary explorer, Christopher Columbus. Whiteville is the largest city in the county and also the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 58,098 people and a total area of 954 square miles, of which 16 square miles is water and 937 square miles is land, making it the third-largest county in North Carolina by land area. Columbus County borders the following counties: Bladen County to the north; Pender County to the northeast; Brunswick County to the southeast; Horry County, South Carolina, to the southwest; and Robeson County to the northwest.

As of 2015, Kandance H. Bullock is the current Columbus County Register of Deeds.  The Register of Deeds is the official county recorder and is responsible for filing, recording, and maintaining all land transactions, birth, deaths, and marriages that occur in Columbus County.

All documents/instruments maintained by the office of the Register of Deeds are open to the public and can be accessed by doing a background check online or by visiting the office of the clerk in person during office hours. To obtain public records online, you will be required to do a public records search online through the Columbus County Register of Deeds Website. The site has easy to follow steps and links that will direct you to the records that are available. The charges for obtaining public records are $10.00 for certified copies and $.25 for a plain copy. When obtaining copies of public records in person, you will be required to present the Register of Deeds with a completed Record Request form. Alternatively, the form can be mailed to the office of the Register of Deeds, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and the appropriate fee.

Below is the physical address of the Columbus County Register of Deeds office:

125 Washington St., Ste. B

Whiteville, NC 28472

Columbus, NC Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200950,727
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200911,449
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200957
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200983
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200958
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200941
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009372
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20094,295
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009208
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009838
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200978
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20092,521
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200996
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200944
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009603
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200953
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009155
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200930
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009113
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,825
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009752
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009237
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009274
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200924
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200941
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200974
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200922,363
Columbus County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Columbus County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage … Powers and Liabilities of Married Persons – Ch. 52 & 52A and Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – Ch. 52B
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Columbus County Marriage License
Location:125 Washington Street, Whiteville, North Carolina, 28472
Phone:910-640-6625

Columbus County Register-Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 125 Washington St, Whiteville, NC 28472, United States
Phone: 910-640-6625

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