Although only 30 miles from the city of Savannah and 45 minutes from the beaches of coastal Georgia, Effingham County still manages to preserve its rural atmosphere and “home-town values” while providing citizens with urban amenities and civic opportunities.
Mission Statement: It is the Mission of the Effingham County Board of Commissioners to provide, through the highest integrity, a county government which will assure our citizens a safe and healthy environment to encourage and promote a high quality of life.
Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is THE voice for business in Effingham County. A non-government organization formed to lobby for and support business, the Chamber is the entrepreneur’s resource. The Chamber helps stimulate networking and is the conduit for the latest information on business and happenings within the county.
Effingham County was created in 1777 from the colonial parishes of St. Matthew and St. Philip. Georgia’s 4th county was named for Lord Effingham, an English nobleman who was a colonial rights advocate and who refused to take up arms against the revolutionaries.
Effingham County is one of the oldest settlement areas in America. The Lutheran Salzburg community established in 1734 at Ebenezer (eben ezar in Hebrew is “stone of help”), was the second settlement in Georgia.
Effingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,250. The seat is Springfield. Effingham County is included in the Savannah metropolitan area