City of Springfield
Known as the heart of Effingham County, Springfield has a population of 2,251. The idyllic little town boasts some big names: Paul Carrington, Artie Ulmer and Dusty Zeigler, all professional football players; as well as Josh Reddick, professional baseball player, and Charlton W. Tebeau, historian.
The city is the county seat for Effingham County, and flourished in the wake of the railroad and sawmill industries. The town follows the conventional “square town plan,” with its reach spreading from
the town hall square to houses, network foundations and other open
structures. The appearance of the railroad in the mid-1900s carried along with it a flourishing business, which brought a 500 percent population growth.
The town hall and the old jail are still considered historic gems, preserved lovingly through the years. Businesses began booming in 1900 in Springfield, with B.E. Mingledorff’s one retail location. Other businesses followed suit, including a medication store, staple goods, meat store, banks and apparel stores. Springfield is also home to the Mars Theatre, which draws tourists from all over the Southeast, along with the Effingham Living History Museum.
Mayor: Barton A. Alderman
Mayor Pro-tem: Justin Cribbs,
Council Members: Jenny Denney, Mallory Jenkins, Steve Shealy, Dee Moncrief, Gary Weitman
City Manager: Matt Morris
Springfield City Hall: (912) 754-7617
130 S. Laurel Street, Springfield, GA 31329
Council meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.
A Stroll Through Historic New Ebenezer and Jerusalem Lutheran Church