The county seat is Springfield.
County was created by Constitution
of Feb. 5, 1777 from Parishes of St. Matthew
and St. Philip which had been set up in 1758.
Effingham County was named for Lord Effingham,
friend of American Colonies. He resigned Colonelcy
in the British Army when ordered to serve in America.
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