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  • Discover Effingham County

    On the rivers, trails and backroads of Effingham County, you’ll feel the stress of daily routine fade into cozy comfort, peace and warm smiles. Immerse yourself in our natural beauty, compelling history, and friendly southern hospitality.

    Explore our inviting downtowns, bike routes, wineries, secluded fishing spots and farms. Effingham County has one-of-a-kind shops, and restaurants to suit any taste. Gather with us at seasonal festivals and events, escape into the past in a restored 1940s movie palace, and so much more. We welcome you as one of our own to ensure your experience feels like home.

    For history buffs and nature lovers, there is plenty to see and do in Effingham County. Boaters, kayakers and fishermen can take advantage of the Savannah and the Ogeechee rivers. There are organized kayak and canoe paddle trips during the summer. The boat landing at Longbridge near Springfield is a scenic spot with massive cypress trunks standing silent sentinel in the waters. Wildlife is abundant throughout the area, with wild turkeys, deer, osprey and eagles, and herons common sights.

    Effingham County boasts a state-certified ‘Scenic Byway’ that winds its way around the county, giving drivers a glimpse of the natural beauty. At the County's history museums, one in Springfield and the other near Rincon on Ebenezer Road, stroll among the historic buildings, many dating back to the 1700s founding of the area. Marvel at artifacts that span Effingham’s growth from the colonial days to the present.

    Contact the Chamber of Commerce to plan your visit today.

  • New Ebenezer

    The township of New Ebenezer was founded in 1736 by Lutheran Salzburgers seeking a place of religious freedom.  Historic Jerusalem Lutheran Church was completed in 1769, and still has worship services today as the oldest Lutheran church in America with a continuously active congregation.  Ebenezer became the first capital of Georgia and John A. Treutlen, a member of the Jerusalem congregation, was the first governor.

  • Mars Theater

    The Mars Theater is a community supported entertainment hub, offering a variety of events for adults and families throughout the Coastal region. A historic landmark-turned-high-tech venue, the Mars boasts a unique blend of music, film, and performing arts.  

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  • Savannah and Ogeechee Rivers

    The lower Savannah River region is home to meandering creeks and ancient, blackwater cypress swamps, home to thousands-of-year-old trees and endangered species like the Atlantic Shortnose Sturgeon, an enormous prehistoric fish. These picturesque and underexplored routes are perfect for canoeing, kayaking and viewing wildlife. 

    The Ogeechee is also considered a ‘blackwater’ river, typically a slow-moving waterway flowing through forests, swamps, or wetlands. As vegetation decays, tannins seep into the ground water or drain into lakes and streams, making a transparent, water that is darkly stained, resembling black tea.

    Savannah Riverkeeper Website

    Ogeechee Riverkeeper Website

  • Guyton
  • Historic Guyton

    A historic railroad town, Guyton has a picturesque Main Street surrounded by natural wonders. Guyton was an affluent town by the time of the Civil War, and the Confederacy built a hospital in town during the war. Every December, residents decorate the town and host a holiday tour of homes.

    The Guyton Walking Trail extends .75 miles from the red caboose just north of 3rd Avenue to the concrete Pilgrim Park walking trail. The trail runs along part of the abandoned corridor of the Central of Georgia Railway. The spacious trail is the site of the community's annual 'Sale Along the Trail' event.

  • Effingham Museum

    Located in the Old Effingham Jail. Historic Effingham Society opened a one room museum in 1994. With donations and hard work from volunteers, the museum now includes 2 floors in the jail and the Living History site which includes 10 buildings.

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  • Historic Effingham-Ebenezer Scenic Byway

    The Historic Effingham-Ebenezer Scenic Byway showcases the history and beauty of one of Georgia’s eight original counties. The community of Ebenezer was founded by German Lutherans seeking religious freedom in the 1730s. The route follows 60 miles of state and local roads through Guyton, Springfield, and Rincon. Travelers can recreate George Washington’s 1791 Southern tour or General Sherman’s March to the Sea, and visit the sites of taverns dating back to the American Revolution, or encounter several historic churches.

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  • March to the Sea Heritage Trail

    On December 9, 1864, after the Federal 14th Corps crossed on a pontoon bridge, its commander ordered the bridge removed before recently emancipated slaves could follow. Some troops tried to help, but a number of slaves drowned trying to swim to freedom.

  • Butterducks Winery

    At Butterducks Winery, you will enjoy the relaxed southern charm of a secluded getaway, just a short drive from Savannah,.  Their dedication to winemaking shows that we are very passionate about the task of producing fine wines for your enjoyment.

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  • Clarence Morgan Sports Complex

    Located off of Highway 21, the facility features quality playing fields, top of the line lighting, concessions and a lightning detection system. Houston Astro and Effingham resident Josh Reddick contributed $1 million to the project, which includes an artificial turf baseball field accessible to handicapped children. A 27,800-square foot recreation gym is under construction and expected to open by Christmas.

  • Lost Plantation Golf Course

    Lost Plantation Golf Club, a Joe Lee designed championship, 18- hole, 6,800 yard, Par 72 layout is a true masterpiece. The solid dense tree lined holes on the front & back nines are a unique experience that every golfer should witness. Nestled at the center of the course is the full kitchen & pro shop. Book an online tee time and play today.

  • Springfield-Ebenezer Greenway

    As a Georgia Scenic River and National Natural Landmark, Ebenezer Creek is a valuable natural and cultural asset. Travel down the creek, you'll likely see herons and egrets, and owls, Witness the natural beauty of the strong cypress that stand tall in the water, as well as Tupelo trees and Tickseed Sunflowers..

  • Shop the Effingham Co. Antiques, Furnishings & Decor Trail
  • Attractions

    Historical Sites

    Georgia Salzburger Society / Living History Museum
    Museum, Outdoor Amphitheater, Historic Church & Cemetery

    2981 Ebenezer Road, Rincon

    Historic Effingham Society
    Living History & Old Jail Museum
    1002 Pine Street, Springfield

     

    River Landings

    Abercorn Landing
    Abercorn Landing Rd., Rincon

    Long Bridge Landing
    Long Bridge Rd., Springfield

    Steel Bridge Landing
    Highway 119, Guyton

    Tommy Long Landing
    158 Tommy Long Road, Rincon

    Tuckasee King Landing
    Tuckasee-King Landing Road, Clyo

     

    Arts Venues

    The Hive Repertory Theatre
    Arts & Entertainment Theatre & Arts Center
    5944 Hwy 21 South, Rincon

    The Local on Laurel
    Performance & Event Venue 
    606 N Laurel Street, Springfield

    The Mars Theatre
    Movies/Live Entertainment
    106 S Laurel, Springfield

    Mossy Oaks Music Park
    Concert Venue, Indoor Flea Market, Camping Area & Playground
    519 Old Louisville Road, Guyton

     

    Winery

    Butterducks Winery
    Winery & Vineyard
    3332 Blue Jay Road, Guyton

     

    Agri-Tourism Attractions

    Hodges Strawberry Farm
    Family Friendly Farm with pick your own Strawberries & Blackberries
    8705 Ga HWY 21 N, Newington

    Honey Ridge Agricenter
    School systems working farm with special events
    477 Honey Ridge Road, Guyton

    Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center
    Indoor classroom, Catering Kitchen, Forestry exhibit area & Hiking Trails
    5960 GA-17, Guyton

    Studier’s Honeypot
    Local honey based products 
    952 Go Cart Road, Guyton

    The Vintage Bee Company
    Local honey based products
    1049 Ralph Rahn Road, Rincon

     

    Nature Attractions

    Backwater Expeditions
    Kayaking the Ebenezer Creek Guided Trips & Educational Tours
    128 Exley Road, Rincon

    Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Riding Center
    243 Appaloosa Way, Guyton


    Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
    National Wildlife Refuge,
    Boat access from Abercorn Landing in Rincon

     

    Shooting Sports

    Roberts Shooting Preserve
    Quail, Pheasant, Turkey & Deer Hunts / Sporting Clays / Gun Range
    6122 Hwy 17, Springfield

     

    Motor Sports

    Oglethorpe Speedway Park
    The half mile speedway has entertained race fans since March of 1951.
    200 Jesup Road Pooler

    Roebling Road Raceway
    Non-spectator friendly road course racetrack 
    1135 Roebling Road, Bloomingdale

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