History for Columbus County

It was named in honor of the discoverer of the New World.1

In 1810 Whiteville was laid out on James B. White's land and the public buildings were ordered to be erected there. Whiteville is the county seat.1

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1 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.





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The Box Turtle is a land-based turtle, ands are long-lived, taking some 10-20 years to reach sexual maturity.

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