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Effingham County

Effingham County is nestled between the Ogeechee and Savannah Rivers just north of Georgia’s first City, Savannah. Effingham is steeped in tradition and heritage as one of Georgia’s original counties, yet we are keeping pace with the most modern amenities, solid planning and an eye on our bright future. Effingham County boasts one of the fastest growth rates in the State of Georgia. With the influx of new residents, we maintain our hometown atmosphere with all the conveniences of a rural suburb.

Effingham County has played host to many historically significant characters in Georgia and American History. General Washington spent the night at a tavern along the banks of the Savannah River on his Southern Tour after defeating the British in the American Revolution. Georgia’s Lutheran roots run directly through Jerusalem Church at Ebenezer. General Sherman’s Right Wing passed through Effingham on his storied “March to the Sea” and Georgia’s first Constitutional Governor was born and raised at Sister’s Ferry Road near Clyo.

Effingham residents take pride in our past and we are planning for a great future. Effingham is governed by a Board of five Commissioners elected from geographic districts and one Chairperson elected at-large. The leadership is dedicated to proper planning, improved infrastructure and sound government practices to lead this County forward. With the addition of a new wastewater treatment plant and the creation of new thoroughfares, we are expanding our infrastructure to prepare for future growth. We are pioneering the re-use water technology with an eye on protecting our precious natural resources. Our recreation facilities continue to blossom with the new addition of the Sand Hill Ball Park, various walking and biking trails, and fishing and boating opportunities abound.

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