Effingham County is named for Francis Howard, 1st Earl of Effingham, who was a British noble sympathetic to the American colony.
Created: February 5, 1777
Tuckasee-King 1784 – 1787
Elberton 1787 – 1797
Ebenezer 1797 – 1799
Springfield 1799 – present
County Courthouse – Springfield
Location: 700 North Pine Street / Franklin Street
Built: 2004 – 2007
Architect: Lott & Barber Architects
Contractor: LPS Construction Inc.
Description: The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building has a large portico supported by six large columns. Above the portico is a rounded section. The eave projects from the building. The building is the Effingham County Jidicial Complex.
Old County Courthouse – Springfield
Location: NE – Pine Street / Jackson Street
Style: Neo-Classical Revival
Architect: H W Witcover
Contractor: F B Heifner
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick Palladian adaptation structure. The building has a large portico supported by six large white columns supporting a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is hexagonal tower with flat dome. The building is now used as court offices..
E – Jasper County, South Carolina
S – Chatham County
Photos taken 2008