Effingham County

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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

County Seat: 

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

Style:  Modern

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

Built:  1908

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..



N – Screven County and Hampton County, South Carolina

E – Jasper County, South Carolina

S – Chatham County

W – Bryan County and Bulloch County




















Photos taken 2008