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Springfield in Effingham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Effingham County

 
 
Effingham County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
1. Effingham County Marker
Inscription. This is one of the eight original Counties created by the Georgia Constitution in 1777 and is named for Lord Effingham who was an ardent supporter of Colonial Rights. By Act of Feb. 26, 1784, the first County Site was located at Tuckasee-King near the Screven Co. line. From 1787 to `96 the Site was at Elberton on the North side of the Ogeechee near Indian Bluff. The Legislature meeting at Louisville Feb. 7, 1799 appointed five Commissioners to lay out a new Site which became the town of Effingham. The Site was later moved to Springfield, incorporated in 1838.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 051-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 22.438′ N, 81° 18.905′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Georgia, in Effingham County. Marker is on N. Pine Street near Rabun Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 North Pine St., Springfield GA 31329, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Effingham County Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Memorial
Effingham County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Effingham County Marker
(about 400 feet away); Sherman's Left Wing (approx. 0.6 miles away); Effingham County Methodist Camp Ground (approx. 1 miles away); Old Ebenezer (approx. 3.4 miles away); Jerusalem (Ebenezer) Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bethany (approx. 4.8 miles away); Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Normal and Industrial Institute (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .  georgia.gov. Effingham County (Submitted on April 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
Confederate Monument for Effingham County image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Confederate Monument for Effingham County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,412 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on May 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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