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Columbustown and county seat, S Polk County on the head of Whiteoak Creek. Inc. 1857. Named for Dr. Columbus Mills, state legislator who was instrumental in the formation of the county. Alt. 1,145.
Columbus Countywas formed in 1808 from Brunswick and Bladen Counties. Located in the SE section of the state, it is bounded by the state of South Carolina and by Robeson, Bladen, Pender, and Brunswick Counties. It was named for Christopher Columbus. Area: 954 sq. mi. County seat: Whiteville, with an elevation of 59 ft. Townships are Bogue, Bolton, Bug Hill, Cerro Gordo, Chadbourn, Fair Bluff, Lees, Ransom, South Williams, Tatums, Waccamaw, Welch Creek, Western Prong, Whiteville, and Williams. Produces tobacco, corn, soybeans, oats, peanuts, pecans, cotton, cucumbers, cotton, poultry, livestock, hogs, fish, sweet potatoes, wood products, tires, air filters, chemicals, packaging, watermelons, fertilizer, paper, lumber, textiles, and catfish.
Columbus TownshipS central Polk County.
Colvard Creekrises in NE Cherokee County and flows NE and NW into Gumflats Creek.
Colvard Creekrises in N Cherokee County on Hanging Dog Mountain and flows SE into Valley River.
Colvin Creekrises in NE Madison County and flows SW into Spillcorn Creek.
Colvins Creekrises in W Pender County and flows SE into Black River.
Combs KnobN Wilkes County between Big Sandy Creek and Little Sandy Creek. Named for George Combs, a Revolutionary soldier who lived nearby.
Cometcommunity in N central Ashe County.
Comfortcommunity in S Jones County. A post office existed there as early as 1828.