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  • Monument Name

    Columbus County Bicentennial Monument, Whiteville

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Local History

  • City

    Whiteville

  • County

    Columbus

  • Description

    This black marble monument stands on a low rectangular pedestal. The main body of the monument is circular near its base but tapers off to a point at the monument's top. Its inscription commemorates Columbus County's bicentennial anniversary.

  • Inscription

    COLUMBUS / BICENTENNIAL / CELEBRATING 200 YEARS 1808-2008 / PRESENTED BY / COLUMBUS COUNTY BICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE / NOVEMBER 22, 2008

  • Custodian

    Columbus County

  • Dedication Date

    November 22, 2008

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    34.338870 , -78.703550 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Bicentennial year celebrated in Whiteville," WECT (accessed June 12, 2014) Link

      "Columbus Bicentennial" (accessed June 12, 2014) Link

      Hotz, Amy. "Columbus County celebrates 200 years," Star News (accessed June 12, 2014) Link

      North Carolina Legislature. "House Bill 1883 - Columbus County Bicentennial Funds" (accessed June 12, 2014) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Marble

  • Sponsors

    Columbus County Bicentennial Committee

  • Location

    The monument is located outside the north entrance of the Columbus County courthouse. It stands on the courthouse lot near the intersection of US-701 and Courthouse Circle.

  • Landscape

    The monument stands in a grass area between Courthouse Circle and the courthouse building. Although there is nearby decorative landscaping, the monument is surrounded only by grass.

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