Effingham County, GA - Homes for Sale and Community Information
The Effingham County home buyer will find himself in one of the original eight counties in Georgia. Occupying almost 483 square miles, Effingham County houses over 52,000 people. Many of them work at Gulfstream and the ports. Trucking is big business in this part of Georgia. The new home owner will send his kids to some of the best schools in the state. They will attend college at Armstrong Atlantic State University or Georgia Southern University.
Towns of Effington County include Guyton, Rincon, and Springfield. In 2008, the U.S. Census Bureau ranked Effington County as the sixth-fastest growing midsize county in the U.S. during the years 2000-2007.
Effingham County was one of the original eight counties in Georgia and whose land occupied most of southeastern Georgia. Other counties eventually took land out of Effingham County to form their own. The Creek Indians ceded much of this land to the English. The county was named for Thomas Howard, Lord Effingham, who spoke up and fought for colonial rights. The first settlers were exiles from Saltzburg, Austria, who, after a rocky start, established farms, mills and a silk industry. Their descendants still live in Effingham County homes. The Civil War was a hiccup in the County's development. Following the War, the railroad came through the county at what is presently Rincon. As Rincon grew, Springfield, the county seat, declined. Springfield, due to loss of business surrounding the Highway 21 bypass, has redefined itself and is now prospering. Fun Fact: Country music singer Billy Currington was born in Rincon.
Parks and Recreation
The Effingham County Recreation and Parks oversees many parks and facilities including Annex Ball Park and R. B. Baker Lake and Walking Trail in Springfield. Tuckasee King Boat Landing and Clyo Community Center are in Clyo. Effingham County real estate owners near Rincon will enjoy McCall Ball Park, Tommy Long Boat Landing and Abercorn Boat Landing.
Attractions and Events
Local Farmer's Markets make great shopping places for holiday meals. The Effingham Museum in Springfield will teach buyers of Effingham County homes for sale about their new county. Picking apples and pumpkins will be fun for the whole family, especially when they help make the food from the fruits. To see more Effingham County attractions, click here.
Events in Effingham County have a distinct Southern personality, and they bring the various communities together. The Mossy Creek Bluegrass Festival will be great fun for the family, as well the Effingham County Fair.
Effingham County - Easy Going Georgia Living
Effington County is a fast-growing area, and an excellent home base for young couples, families, retirees and just about anyone else. Before you start your search you should call the office of Robin Lance Realty, 912-756-2448. Robin is an experienced Realtor® who knows Effingham County and the nearby coastal Georgia towns. She can help simplify the process -- and help put you in a beautiful Effingham County home!