Brunswick is a small community located adjacent to the Columbus County Seat of Whiteville, N.C. In 1925, Jackson Brothers Lumber Company of Salisbury, Maryland, built a large lumber mill and mill village in a sparsely populated area of the county. With the introduction of industry, the population of the community quickly grew to approximately 600.
The company commissary was managed by E.L. Vinson In 1932, when the lumber mill closed, Vinson, W.T. Sledge, and L.C. Brown bought out the commissary. The business was renamed the Brunswick Supply Company. Vinson became sole proprietor of the company in 1934, when he purchased the stock held by Sledge and Brown. In 1977, the population of Brunswick was estimated to be 240.
After the 2000 Census results were known, the Town of Brunswick sought and received an official action from the N.C. General Assembly to satellite annex the Columbus Correctional Institution, located just outside the existing corporate limits. The addition of the inmates at Columbus Correctional to the census of the Town increased the population of Brunswick to over 1,100 persons.
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