Effingham County, Georgia

 

 

     Effingham - a county in the east part of Georgia, has an area of 480 square miles. It is situated between the Savannah and Ogeechee rivers, which respectively form its boundaries on the east and west; the former separates it from South Carolina. The county is also drained by Ebenezer creek. The surface is level, and partly covered with forests of pine and cypress; the soil is sandy, and, with small exceptions, unproductive. Indian corn, rice, and sweet potatoes are the staples. Lumber is one of the chief articles of export. In 1850 this county produced 87,794 bushels of corn; 37,252 of sweet potatoes, and 257,901 pounds of rice. It contained 21 churches, and 208 pupils attending public schools. It is intersected by the Central railroad. Named in honor of Lord Effingham, a British officer who resigned his commission rather than take arms against the American colonies.
    Capital, Springfield. Population, 3864, of whom 2016 were free, and 1848, slaves. (1854 US Gazetteer, page 352.)

     In Colonial days, Effingham County was referred to as St. Matthews Parish, of which Ebenezer was the center. Following the Revolution, the legislature named Effingham County as one of the eight original counties in Georgia, created by the State Constitution in 1777. (The Website of Effingham County, Georgia)

County Government:

Effingham County Clerk
601 N. Laurel St.
Springfield, GA
912-754-2101
Effingham County Probate
901 N. Pine St.
Springfield, GA
912-754-2112
Effingham County Superior Court
901 N. Pine St.
Springfield, GA
912-754-2118
Effingham County Vital Records Office
P.O. Box 307
Springfield, GA 31329-0307
912-754-6071
Springfield City Hall
130 S. Laurel St.
Springfield, GA
912-754-6666

Libraries:

Effingham County Library
810 Highway 119 S.
Springfield, GA
912-754-3003
Effingham Law Library
901 N. Pine St.
Springfield, GA
912-754-1628
Old Jail Museum Library
1002 Early Street
P. O. Box 999
Springfield, GA 31329
Open: Sundays 2-5 pm {200 plus genealogy related books}
South Effingham Branch Library
401 S. Columbia Ave.
Rincon, GA
912-826-2222

Schools:

Effingham County High School
1589 GA Highway 119 S.
Springfield
912-754-6404
Effingham County Middle School
1290 Highway 119 S.
Springfield
912-754-3332
Guyton Elementary School
Guyton
Marlow Elementary School
4752 Hwy. 17 S.
Guyton
912-728-3262
South Effingham High School
1220 Noel C. Conaway Rd.
Guyton 
912-728-7511
Rincon Elementary School
Rincon
Springfield Alternative School
405 N. Ash St.
Springfield
912-754-6513
Springfield Central Elementary School
434 Wallace Dr.
Springfield
912-754-3326
Effingham County Board of Education
405 N. Ash St.
Springfield
912-754-6491

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