About This Place
Cerro Gordo is a town in Columbus County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 244 at the 2000 census. According to local legend, the town received its name from a local dignitary, who, upon seeing a fight break out at the dedication of the first railroad depot, exclaimed, "This reminds me of the "Battle of Cerro Gordo".
Cerro Gordo is located at 34Â°19â²20â³N 78Â°55â²41â³W / 34.32222Â°N 78.92806Â°W / 34.32222; -78.92806 (34.322178, -78.928100).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 kmÂ²), all of it land.