Named after an English champion of colonial rights, Lord Effingham, Effingham County was one of the original counties created by Georgia. The county was officially created on February 5, 1777. Effingham County is said to be one of the fastest growing counties in Georgia at this time. The current population of Effingham County is 55,423, including a veteran population of 4,583.
Ebenezer Creek is a great place to take the boat out for a day. This creek is excellent for swimming, fishing, or just relaxing on the shore. The Ebenezer Creek leads into the Savannah River, which is full of a variety of fish and other wildlife. Paddling canoes from the Ebenezer Creek to the Savannah River is a popular activity in Effingham County.
Effingham County keeps its citizens happy with tons of events and festivals held annually. The Annual Taste of Effingham brings in cooks from all over the county to prepare their favorite dishes. Effingham County also holds an annual Oktoberfest that brings a lot of the adult community to chat and try the many great beer choices.
Effingham County has a thriving school system with many sports teams. Weekly games give the citizens of Effingham a great opportunity to get together and support their teams. There are eight elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools.
The county is in proximity to Savannah, Ga., which is one of the most thriving cities in Georgia. Living in Effingham County allows you the ability to enjoy the shopping and nightlife in Savannah, while avoiding the hustle and bustle of daily life in the city.
The Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery is located in nearby Glennville, Ga. There is a Department of Veterans Services located in Statesboro, Ga. The closest military base is Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. Disabled veterans are eligible for property tax exemption in Effingham County.
The median household income in Effingham County is $63,030, and the median housing cost is $155,400.
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Post 12149 Rincon Post
804 Walthour Dr.
Rincon, GA 31326-4762
Phone: (912) 398-6636
Meeting Location & Time
711 Zitterour Dr
Rincon, GA 31326-9269
7:00 PM 2nd Thursday of month
Quartermaster: Michael LaFlamme
Commander: St. Nicholas Garvin
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Effingham County
- Single Family: $400
- Condominium: $450
- 2-4 Units: $550
- Partial Releases: $450
- Repair Certification: $100
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