Effingham County (Ga.) record books
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Effingham County (Ga.) record books

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Effingham County)
Title: Effingham County (Ga.) record books
Dates: 1791-1834
Extent: 0.02 cubic feet ( microfilm roll)
Identification: MS 1539

Biographical/Historical Note

Effingham County, Georgia, was the fourth county established in the state. The land was gained by the English settlers through treaties with the Creek Indians in 1733, 1735, and 1736. The county was created from the parishes of St. Matthew and St. Philip; it was named for Thomas Howard, the third earl of Effingham. Springfield, founded in 1799 and incorporated in 1838, is Effingham County's seat.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two record books from the Effingham County, Georgia, Court of Ordinary. The books are labeled Book 1, 1791-1818, and Book 2, 1819-1834.

These record books were microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Salt Lake City, Utah and the Georgia Department of Archives and History in 1958.

Index Terms

Effingham County (Ga.)
Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Effingham County)
Judicial records.

Location of Originals

Original record books in the Court of Ordinary, Effingham County, Georgia.

Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Effingham County (Ga.) record books, MS 1539, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1X-1539-01. Effingham County (Ga.) record books, 1791-1834