Today Columbus has remained a small community and retained several interesting buildings from the past.
The historic courthouse was finished in 1857 and is one of the oldest still in use buildings in North Carolina. The brick columned Board of Education building was one of our first schools. Both properties have park areas that are host to town festivals throughout the year. The one-block downtown features local businesses, an antique shop and several restaurants. Scenic drives abound Columbus, whether you drive along the base of Oak Mountain, or take the winding road 1,000 + feet to the top for spectacular views, including a drive-by waterfall. Highway I-26 passes thru for easy excess to the beach, which is only 3,5 hours east.