Columbia, the county seat of Tyrrell County, is located on the banks of the Scuppernong River. With 850 residents, Columbia is one of North Carolina's smallest county seats. McNaughton describes things to see and do on a weekend visit. Visitors can stay at the Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast; the dwelling is a former hatmaker's shop. Kayaking on the river is popular. The Walter B. Jones, Sr. Center for the Sounds is located at the headquarters of Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Other places to visit include the Columbia Theater Cultural Resource Center, the Palmetto Peartree Preserve, Tyrrell County Visitor's Center, and various eateries.