Effingham County

Effingham County is the fourth oldest county, having been created from the Colonial parishes of St. Matthew and St. Phillip in 1777. Its name honors Lord Effingham, an English champion of Colonial rights. Much of the county was settled by Salzburgers from Germany who joined Oglethorpe in 1733. Springfield is the county seat, though not the first city to hold that status.

Contact Information

Address 601 North Laurel Street, Springfield GA 31329
Telephone 912.754.2123
Fax 912.754.8407
Website http://www.effinghamcounty.org

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Effingham County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 52060 (State Rank: 40)
Incorporated Millage Rage 8.53
Unincorporated Millage Rate 8.53
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 15.333
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 23.863
Total Unincorporated 23.863


County Officials