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Columbus County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By J. J. Prats, February 5, 2017
Cornwallis Marker
North Carolina (Columbus County), Riegelwood — D-21 — Cornwallis
Retreating after Battle of Guilford Courthouse, en route to Wilmington, passed near here with his army in April 1781. — Map (db m101314) HM
North Carolina (Columbus County), Tabor City — Mt. Tabor
Baptist Church est. here in 1840. Community settled in 1850’s. Railroad terminus located, 1886. Incorporated 1805. Charter changed to Tabor City, 1935. Former “Yam Capital” of the World. — Map (db m862) HM
North Carolina (Columbus County), Tabor City — The Tabor City Tribune
Established by Stanly County native W. Horace Carter in 1946. Won the Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service in 1953. Named changed to Tabor-Loris Tribune in 1996. — Map (db m863) HM
North Carolina (Columbus County), Whiteville — D 74 — Millie ~ Christine McKoy
Black Siamese twins born near here, 1851. exhibited in U.S. and Europe. Died in 1912. Grave is five miles N. — Map (db m20458) HM

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