Columbus County, North Carolina (Fanning's, 1853)
COLUMBUS COUNTY, situated on the southern boundary of North Carolina. Area, 600 square miles. Faсе of the country generally flat; soil of middling quality. Seat of justice, Whitesville. Pop. in 1820, 1,912; in 1830, 4,141; in 1840, 3,941; in 1850, 5,909.
Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 89.