About This Place
Tabor City is a town in Columbus County, North Carolina, United States.
It was named after Mount Tabor Baptist Church (now Tabor City Baptist Church), which itself is named after the biblical Mount Tabor. Originally named Mt. Tabor, the town adopted its current name after postal authorities confused it with Tarboro, North Carolina.
Notoriously known as Razor City in the mid-20th century, it has been called the "Yam Capital of the World." Each October, the North Carolina Yam Festival is held, celebrating the sweet potato with crafts, train rides, arts and vendors.