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Our Genealogy Helper for Whiteville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Whiteville (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 Whiteville. 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 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.

Whiteville is located in Columbus 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 Columbus County: Bladen, Brunswick, Pender, Robeson & Horry (SC).

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

  • Columbus County     (The home county of Whiteville)
    • Brunswick [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brunswick
      • Brunswick [Columbus County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 996 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<2>
    • Redbug [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbug
      • Redbug [Columbus County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Whiteville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbug
    • Hallsboro [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallsboro
      • Hallsboro [Columbus County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Whiteville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallsboro
    • Mount Olive [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Columbus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Whiteville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Chadbourn [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chadbourn
      • Chadbourn [Columbus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chadbourn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chadbourn<2>
    • Rico [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rico
      • Rico [Columbus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Whiteville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rico
    • Grist [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grist
      • Grist [Columbus County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Whiteville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grist
    • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Waccamaw
      • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,392 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Waccamaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Waccamaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Waccamaw<2>
    • Cribb Town [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cribb Town
      • Cribb Town [Columbus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Whiteville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cribb Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cribb Town
    • Clarendon [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarendon
      • Clarendon [Columbus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Whiteville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarendon
    • Cedar Grove [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Columbus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Whiteville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Cerro Gordo [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cerro Gordo
      • Cerro Gordo [Columbus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cerro Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cerro Gordo
  • Bladen County
    • Clarkton [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkton
      • Clarkton [Bladen County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 741 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkton<2>
    • Abbottsburg [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbottsburg
      • Abbottsburg [Bladen County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Whiteville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbottsburg
    • Bladenboro [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bladenboro
      • Bladenboro [Bladen County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,697 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bladenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bladenboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bladenboro<2>
    • Council [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Council
      • Council [Bladen County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Whiteville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Council have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council
    • Butters [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butters
      • Butters [Bladen County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Whiteville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butters have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butters
    • Mount Olive [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Bladen County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Whiteville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Elizabethtown [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
      • Elizabethtown [Bladen County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,378 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<2>
    • East Arcadia [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Arcadia
      • East Arcadia [Bladen County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Arcadia
    • Dublin [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
      • Dublin [Bladen County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 328 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
    • Yorick [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorick
      • Yorick [Bladen County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Whiteville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorick
    • Kelly [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly
      • Kelly [Bladen County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Whiteville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly
    • White Lake [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Lake
      • White Lake [Bladen County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 742 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Lake<2>
  • Brunswick County
    • Exum [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exum
      • Exum [Brunswick County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Whiteville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exum have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exum
    • Ash [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ash
      • Ash [Brunswick County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Whiteville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ash
    • Makatoka [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Makatoka
      • Makatoka [Brunswick County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Whiteville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Makatoka
    • Longwood [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longwood
      • Longwood [Brunswick County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Whiteville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longwood
    • Northwest [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwest
      • Northwest [Brunswick County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 806 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwest
    • Sandy Creek [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Creek
      • Sandy Creek [Brunswick County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Creek
    • Calabash [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calabash
      • Calabash [Brunswick County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,360 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calabash have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calabash
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calabash<2>
    • Carolina Shores [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina Shores
      • Carolina Shores [Brunswick County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,802 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina Shores
    • Shallotte [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shallotte
      • Shallotte [Brunswick County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,409 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shallotte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shallotte<2>
    • Sunset Beach [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Beach
      • Sunset Beach [Brunswick County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,172 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunset Beach<2>
    • Supply [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Supply
      • Supply [Brunswick County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Whiteville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Supply have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Supply
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Supply<2>
    • Ocean Isle Beach [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Isle Beach
      • Ocean Isle Beach [Brunswick County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 709 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Isle Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Isle Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Isle Beach<2>
  • Duplin County
    • Harrells [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrells
      • Harrells [Duplin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 191 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrells have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrells
  • Pender County
    • Atkinson [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkinson
      • Atkinson [Pender County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkinson<2>
    • Currie [Pender County]
  • Robeson County
    • Orrum [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrum
      • Orrum [Robeson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrum have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrum
    • Barnesville [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnesville
      • Barnesville [Robeson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Whiteville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnesville
    • Allenton [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allenton
      • Allenton [Robeson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Whiteville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allenton
    • Proctorville [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Proctorville
      • Proctorville [Robeson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Proctorville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctorville
    • Marietta [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Robeson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
    • Fairmont [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
      • Fairmont [Robeson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,580 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<2>
    • Lumberton [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberton
      • Lumberton [Robeson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lumberton<2>
    • Barker Ten Mile [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barker Ten Mile
      • Barker Ten Mile [Robeson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Whiteville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barker Ten Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barker Ten Mile
    • McDonald [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDonald
      • McDonald [Robeson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDonald
    • Raynham [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raynham
      • Raynham [Robeson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raynham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raynham
    • Saint Pauls [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Pauls
      • Saint Pauls [Robeson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,290 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Pauls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Pauls<2>
    • Pembroke [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Robeson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,942 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembroke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<2>
  • Sampson County
    • Garland [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
      • Garland [Sampson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 613 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garland<2>
  • Dillon County (SC)
    • Lake View [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Dillon County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 779 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake View<2>
    • Fork [Dillon County]
    • Floydale [Dillon County]
    • Hamer [Dillon County]
    • Dillon [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillon
      • Dillon [Dillon County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillon<2>
    • Little Rock [Dillon County]
  • Horry County (SC)
    • Green Sea [Horry County]
    • Finklea [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finklea
      • Finklea [Horry County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Whiteville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finklea have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finklea
    • Loris [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loris
      • Loris [Horry County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,807 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loris<2>
    • Daisy [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
      • Daisy [Horry County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Whiteville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
    • Little Town [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Town
      • Little Town [Horry County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Whiteville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Town
    • Longs [Horry County]
    • Gurley [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurley
      • Gurley [Horry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Whiteville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurley
    • Little River [Horry County]
    • Cherry Grove Beach [Horry County]
    • Atlantic Beach [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlantic Beach
      • Atlantic Beach [Horry County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlantic Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlantic Beach
    • Aynor [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aynor
      • Aynor [Horry County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 978 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aynor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aynor<2>
    • Galivants Ferry [Horry County]
  • Marion County (SC)
    • Nichols [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nichols
      • Nichols [Marion County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nichols<2>
    • Mullins [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullins
      • Mullins [Marion County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullins<2>
    • Rains [Marion County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Whiteville ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Whiteville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Whiteville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Whiteville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Whiteville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 22 miles [35.4 km] of Whiteville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Whiteville:

  • 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 Whiteville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Whiteville.

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 Whiteville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Columbus Country Memorial Park
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Columbus Country Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Whiteville Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whiteville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cherry Grove Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cherry Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Smith Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Flynn Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Flynn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Marley Cemetery
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    • Faison Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Faison Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pierce Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pierce Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Belle View Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Belle View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Belle View Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Whiteville.
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    • Ward Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ward Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ward Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Whiteville.
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    • Sibbitt Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sibbitt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sibbitt Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Whiteville.
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    • Mt. Hebron Memorial Park
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Hebron Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Hebron Memorial Park lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Whiteville.
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    • Chadbourn Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chadbourn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Chadbourn Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Whiteville.
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    • Benevolent Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Benevolent Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Benevolent Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Whiteville.
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    • Batten Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Batten Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Batten Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Whiteville.
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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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Whiteville had a population of 372 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Whiteville had a population of 5,242 people.

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

  • Whiteville [Columbus County]
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    • Whiteville [Columbus County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Whiteville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 372 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,242 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Whiteville had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiteville<2>
  • Hallsboro [Columbus County]
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    • Hallsboro [Columbus County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Whiteville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 145 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hallsboro had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Chadbourn [Columbus County]
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    • Chadbourn [Columbus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Whiteville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,699 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chadbourn had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chadbourn<2>
  • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County]
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    • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Whiteville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,392 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lake Waccamaw had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Waccamaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Elkton [Bladen County]
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    • Elkton [Bladen County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Whiteville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elkton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Clarkton [Bladen County]
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    • Clarkton [Bladen County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Whiteville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 110 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 741 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clarkton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkton<2>
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    • Emerson [Bladen County]
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      • Emerson [Bladen County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Whiteville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Emerson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Clarendon [Columbus County]
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      • Clarendon [Columbus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Whiteville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clarendon had a post office and railroad service
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    • Rosindale [Bladen County]
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      • Rosindale [Bladen County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Whiteville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rosindale had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosindale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Abbottsburg [Bladen County]
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      • Abbottsburg [Bladen County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Whiteville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 305 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Abbottsburg had a post office and railroad service
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    • Evergreen [Columbus County]
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      • Evergreen [Columbus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Whiteville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Cerro Gordo [Columbus County]
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      • Cerro Gordo [Columbus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Whiteville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 129 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cerro Gordo had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cerro Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mollie [Columbus County]
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      • Mollie [Columbus County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Whiteville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mollie had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mollie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Old Dock [Columbus County]
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      • Old Dock [Columbus County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Whiteville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Old Dock had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Dock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Emerson [Columbus County]
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      • Emerson [Columbus County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Whiteville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Emerson had railroad service and no post office
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Whiteville. See our List of 1890's Communities around Whiteville.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Whiteville ...

While our initial data about Whiteville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Whiteville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Whiteville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Whiteville:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Whiteville in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Whiteville for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Whiteville. See our Misc Page for Whiteville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within North Carolina

About Columbus County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Whiteville: www.ci.whiteville.nc.us/

The official website for Columbus County: www.columbusco.org/main

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whiteville) 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 Whiteville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WhitevilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whiteville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3387, Longitude: -78.7036    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Whiteville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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