Effingham County

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Effingham

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 is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Springfield. 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

 

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Location:  901 North 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 is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Springfield. The building has a large portico supported by six large white colored columns supporting a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof  is hexagonal tower with flat dome. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building is now used as court offices..

 

History:  The first courthouse was built in Ebenezer in 1797. The county seat was moved to Springfield in 1799. The second courthouse was built in Springfield in 1816. The third courthouse was built in 1849. The fourth courthouse was constructed in 1908 to 1909 and is still standing. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 2004 to 2006.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Screven County and Hampton County, South Carolina

E – Jasper County, South Carolina

S – Chatham County

W – Bryan County and Bulloch County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Springfield

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Springfield

 

 

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Photos taken 2008