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Our Genealogy Helper for Columbus ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Columbus (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Columbus. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Columbus is located in Polk County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Polk County: Henderson, Rutherford, Greenville (SC) & Spartanburg (SC).

Below are the counties that are near Columbus. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Columbus:

  • Polk County     (The home county of Columbus)
    • Lynn [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Polk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Mill Spring [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Spring
      • Mill Spring [Polk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mill Spring<3>
    • Tryon [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tryon<3>
  • Buncombe County
    • Arden [Buncombe County]
    • Royal Pines [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Pines
      • Royal Pines [Buncombe County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Pines
    • Skyland [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyland
      • Skyland [Buncombe County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skyland<3>
    • Ridgecrest [Buncombe County]
    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Mountain
      • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,256 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Mountain<3>
    • Avery Creek [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avery Creek
      • Avery Creek [Buncombe County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avery Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avery Creek
    • Swannanoa [Buncombe County]
    • Wilson [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Buncombe County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Montreat [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montreat
      • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montreat<3>
    • Azalea [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Azalea
      • Azalea [Buncombe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Azalea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Azalea
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore Forest
      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore Forest
    • Fairview [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Buncombe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<3>
    • Shiloh [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Buncombe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
  • Burke County
    • Glen Alpine [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Alpine
      • Glen Alpine [Burke County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Alpine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Alpine<3>
  • Cleveland County
    • Cliffside [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cliffside
      • Cliffside [Cleveland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cliffside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cliffside
    • Mooresboro [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooresboro
      • Mooresboro [Cleveland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooresboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooresboro
    • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Springs
      • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boiling Springs<3>
    • Lattimore [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lattimore
      • Lattimore [Cleveland County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 454 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lattimore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lattimore
    • Kingstown [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingstown
      • Kingstown [Cleveland County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 682 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingstown
    • Polkville [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Cleveland County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
    • Earl [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earl
      • Earl [Cleveland County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earl
    • Lawndale [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawndale
      • Lawndale [Cleveland County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawndale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawndale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawndale<3>
    • Shelby [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Cleveland County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<3>
    • Casar [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casar
      • Casar [Cleveland County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 292 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casar<3>
    • Patterson Springs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patterson Springs
      • Patterson Springs [Cleveland County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 628 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patterson Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson Springs
  • Henderson County
    • Saluda [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saluda
      • Saluda [Henderson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 703 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saluda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saluda<3>
    • Dana [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dana
      • Dana [Henderson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
    • Upward [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upward
      • Upward [Henderson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Columbus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upward
    • East Flat Rock [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Flat Rock
      • East Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Flat Rock<3>
    • Zirconia [Henderson County]
    • Claremont [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Henderson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • Tuxedo [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuxedo
      • Tuxedo [Henderson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuxedo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuxedo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuxedo<3>
    • Bat Cave [Henderson County]
    • U-No [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for U-No
      • U-No [Henderson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on U-No
    • Barker Heights [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barker Heights
      • Barker Heights [Henderson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barker Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barker Heights
    • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
      • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<3>
    • Carolina Village [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina Village
      • Carolina Village [Henderson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina Village
    • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendersonville
      • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendersonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<3>
  • McDowell County
    • Lackey Town [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lackey Town
      • Lackey Town [McDowell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lackey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lackey Town
    • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moffitt Hill
      • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Columbus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moffitt Hill
    • Sugar Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [McDowell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Columbus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<3>
    • Providence [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [McDowell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Glenwood [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
      • Glenwood [McDowell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
    • Greenlee [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenlee
      • Greenlee [McDowell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Columbus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenlee
    • West Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Marion
      • West Marion [McDowell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Marion
    • Mountain Home [McDowell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
      • Mountain Home [McDowell County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [McDowell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
    • Nebo [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nebo
      • Nebo [McDowell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nebo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nebo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nebo<3>
  • Rutherford County
    • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Rock
      • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chimney Rock<3>
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Lure
      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lure have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure<3>
    • Shiloh [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Rutherford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
    • Village of Chimney Rock Village [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village of Chimney Rock Village
      • Village of Chimney Rock Village [Rutherford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Columbus
      • Estimated population in 2015: 108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village of Chimney Rock Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village of Chimney Rock Village
    • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutherfordton
      • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutherfordton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherfordton<3>
    • Holly Springs [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Rutherford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Ruth [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruth
      • Ruth [Rutherford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruth
    • Bakersville [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Rutherford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
    • Spindale [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spindale
      • Spindale [Rutherford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spindale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spindale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spindale<3>
    • Harris [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
      • Harris [Rutherford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris
    • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Mills
      • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander Mills
    • Forest City [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
      • Forest City [Rutherford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest City<3>
    • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter Creek
      • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Transylvania County
    • Penrose [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penrose
      • Penrose [Transylvania County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penrose<3>
    • Cedar Mountain [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Mountain
      • Cedar Mountain [Transylvania County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Mountain<3>
    • Seven Springs [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Springs
      • Seven Springs [Transylvania County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Springs
    • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah Forest
      • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pisgah Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pisgah Forest<3>
    • Brevard [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brevard
      • Brevard [Transylvania County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,899 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brevard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brevard<3>
    • Rosman [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosman
      • Rosman [Transylvania County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosman<3>
    • Balsam Grove [Transylvania County]
  • Anderson County (SC)
  • Cherokee County (SC)
    • Chesnee [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesnee
      • Chesnee [Cherokee County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesnee<3>
    • Macedonia [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
      • Macedonia [Cherokee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia
    • Gaffney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaffney
      • Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,695 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaffney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaffney<3>
    • Blacksburg [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Cherokee County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<3>
  • Greenville County (SC)
    • Gowensville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gowensville
      • Gowensville [Greenville County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Columbus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gowensville
    • Highland [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Greenville County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Tigerville [Greenville County]
    • O'Neal [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for O'Neal
      • O'Neal [Greenville County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for O'Neal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Neal
    • Greer [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greer
      • Greer [Greenville County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greer<3>
    • Cleveland [Greenville County]
    • Slater [Greenville County]
    • Chick Springs [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chick Springs
      • Chick Springs [Greenville County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chick Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chick Springs
    • Taylors [Greenville County]
    • Marietta [Greenville County]
    • Travelers Rest [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Travelers Rest
      • Travelers Rest [Greenville County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Travelers Rest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Travelers Rest<3>
    • East Gate Village [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Gate Village
      • East Gate Village [Greenville County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Gate Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Gate Village
    • Wade Hampton [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wade Hampton
      • Wade Hampton [Greenville County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wade Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wade Hampton
  • Pickens County (SC)
    • Dacusville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dacusville
      • Dacusville [Pickens County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dacusville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dacusville
    • Easley [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easley
      • Easley [Pickens County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,626 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easley<3>
    • Pickens [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Pickens County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<3>
    • Sunset [Pickens County]
  • Spartanburg County (SC)
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landrum
      • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landrum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<3>
    • Campobello [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campobello
      • Campobello [Spartanburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campobello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campobello<3>
    • Gramling [Spartanburg County]
    • Fingerville [Spartanburg County]
    • Inman Mills [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inman Mills
      • Inman Mills [Spartanburg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Columbus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inman Mills
    • Inman [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inman
      • Inman [Spartanburg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inman<3>
    • Brooklyn [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
      • Brooklyn [Spartanburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
    • Boiling Springs [Spartanburg County]
    • Valley Falls [Spartanburg County]
    • Duncan [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Spartanburg County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,715 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<3>
    • Lyman [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Spartanburg County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,796 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<3>
    • Wellford [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellford
      • Wellford [Spartanburg County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Columbus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,774 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellford<3>
    • Southern Shops [Spartanburg County]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Columbus, see our County-by-County Page for Columbus.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Columbus ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Columbus.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Columbus. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Columbus and those printed in the larger area surrounding Columbus.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 15 miles [24.1 km] of Columbus.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Columbus:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Columbus ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Columbus.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Columbus covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Polk Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Polk Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Polk Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polk Memorial Gardens
  • Jones Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Jones Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2311460<5>
  • Good Shepherd Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Good Shepherd Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Good Shepherd Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Shepherd Cemetery
  • Bethlehem United Methodist Cemetery
  • Rock Springs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs Cemetery
  • Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Patty Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Patty Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Patty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patty Cemetery
    • Bradley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bradley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bradley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley Cemetery
    • Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oak Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Evergreen Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Evergreen Memorial Gardens lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Columbus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Memorial Gardens
    • Abrams Cemetery
    • Jones - Price Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones - Price Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones - Price Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jones - Price Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones - Price Cemetery
    • Bradley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bradley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bradley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bradley Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Columbus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley Cemetery
    • Jackson Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jackson Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jackson Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jackson Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson Grove Cemetery
    • Coopers Gap Baptist Church Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Columbus had a population of 93 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Columbus had a population of 1,007 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Columbus, with the one closest to Columbus listed first.

  • Columbus [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
    • Columbus [Polk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Columbus
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 93 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Columbus had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<3>
  • Lynn [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
    • Lynn [Polk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbus
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lynn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
  • Tryon [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
    • Tryon [Polk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbus
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tryon had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tryon<3>
  • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landrum
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Columbus
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 164 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Landrum had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landrum
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<3>
  • Collinsville [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
    • Collinsville [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbus
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Collinsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
  • Melrose [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melrose
    • Melrose [Polk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Columbus
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Melrose had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melrose
  • Continue List ...
    • Saluda [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saluda
      • Saluda [Henderson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Columbus
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 99 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 703 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saluda had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saluda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saluda<3>
    • Gowensville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gowensville
      • Gowensville [Greenville County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Columbus
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 44 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gowensville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gowensville
    • Campobello [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campobello
      • Campobello [Spartanburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Columbus
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Campobello had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campobello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campobello<3>
    • Poplar Grove [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Grove
      • Poplar Grove [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Columbus
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Poplar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Grove
    • Baxter [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baxter
      • Baxter [Henderson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbus
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Baxter had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baxter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baxter
    • Glassy [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glassy
      • Glassy [Greenville County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbus
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glassy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glassy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glassy
    • Tyger [Greenville County] - Historic
      • While Tyger was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyger
      • Tyger [Greenville County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Columbus
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tyger had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Andover [Spartanburg County] - Historic
      • While Andover was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andover
      • Andover [Spartanburg County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Columbus
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Andover had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Blue Ridge [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Henderson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbus
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 99 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Blue Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Columbus. See our List of 1890's Communities around Columbus.

Mentions & References for Columbus

The Communities of North Carolina

About Polk County

About North Carolina

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Columbus. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Polk County: www.polknc.org

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Columbus) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Columbus. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ColumbusOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2529, Longitude: -82.1975    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Columbus, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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