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Georgia is divided into 159 counties. Under the Georgia Constitution, Counties are granted home rule to deal with issues that are local in nature. Four consolidated city-Counties — Athens (Clarke County), Augusta (Richmond County), Columbus (Muscogee County), and Cusseta (Chattahoochee County) — exist.

Georgia has the second-highest number of Counties of any state in the United States, behind Texas (254). A few Georgia Counties have changed names over time. Jasper County was originally known as Randolph County. Later, the current Randolph County came into being. Webster County was once known as Kinchafoonee County, and Bartow County was formerly known as Cass County.
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Effingham County, Georgia

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Effingham County is a county located in the state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,250. The seat is Springfield.

Effingham County is included in the Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Effingham County Name

Named for Lord Effingham, an English nobleman who was a colonial rights advocate and who refused to take up arms against the revolutionaries.


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Effingham County History

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 (German for "Stone of Help"), was the second settlement in Georgia.

Points of Interest

There are several buildings and sites on the National Register of Historic Places in the county. These include the Effingham County Courthouse, the New Hope AME Church, the Guyton-Whitesville Historic District, the Jerusalem Church, and the New Ebenezer Town site.

A length of the 314-mile long Savannah River forms Effingham County's eastern border, separating it from South Carolina.


According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 483 square miles (1,250 km2), of which 478 square miles (1,240 km2) is land and 5.2 square miles (13 km2) (1.1%) is water. Effingham is in the Savannah River basin and the Ogeechee River basin

Neighboring Counties:

  • Northeast: Hampton County, S.C.
  • East: Jasper County, S.C.
  • Southeast: Chatham County
  • South: Bryan County
  • West: Bulloch County
  • Northwest: Screven County


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