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Our Genealogy Helper for Effingham ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Effingham (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Effingham. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Effingham is located in Florence County.

To see how the shape of South Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Florence County: Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Lee, Marion, Marlboro & Williamsburg.

Below are the counties that are near Effingham. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Effingham:

  • Florence County     (The home county of Effingham)
    • Danwood [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danwood
      • Danwood [Florence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danwood
    • Park City [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
    • Tara Village [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tara Village
      • Tara Village [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tara Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tara Village
    • Coward [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coward
      • Coward [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coward
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coward<3>
    • Cusac Crossroads [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cusac Crossroads
      • Cusac Crossroads [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cusac Crossroads
    • Jones Crossroads [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossroads
      • Jones Crossroads [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossroads
    • Siesta Village [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siesta Village
      • Siesta Village [Florence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Siesta Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siesta Village
    • Florence [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Florence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
    • Ebenezer [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
      • Ebenezer [Florence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
    • Scranton [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
      • Scranton [Florence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<3>
    • Quinby [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinby
      • Quinby [Florence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 913 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinby<3>
    • Timmonsville [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timmonsville
      • Timmonsville [Florence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timmonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timmonsville<3>
    • Pamplico [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pamplico
      • Pamplico [Florence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pamplico
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pamplico<3>
  • Chesterfield County
    • Patrick [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrick
      • Patrick [Chesterfield County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patrick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patrick<3>
    • McBee [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McBee
      • McBee [Chesterfield County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McBee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McBee<3>
  • Clarendon County
    • Turbeville [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turbeville
      • Turbeville [Clarendon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 783 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turbeville<3>
    • New Zion [Clarendon County]
    • Union Crossroads [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Crossroads
      • Union Crossroads [Clarendon County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Crossroads
    • Sardinia [Clarendon County]
    • Gable [Clarendon County]
    • Alcolu [Clarendon County]
    • Manning [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manning
      • Manning [Clarendon County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,854 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manning<3>
  • Darlington County
    • Palmetto [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmetto
      • Palmetto [Darlington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmetto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmetto
    • Alexander Crossroads [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Crossroads
      • Alexander Crossroads [Darlington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander Crossroads
    • Pine Village [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Village
      • Pine Village [Darlington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Village
    • Syracuse [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Syracuse
      • Syracuse [Darlington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
    • Darlington [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darlington
      • Darlington [Darlington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darlington<3>
    • Lamar [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
      • Lamar [Darlington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamar<3>
    • Mont Clare [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Clare
      • Mont Clare [Darlington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mont Clare
    • Lydia [Darlington County]
    • Hartsville [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartsville
      • Hartsville [Darlington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartsville<3>
    • North Hartsville [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hartsville
      • North Hartsville [Darlington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hartsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hartsville
    • Prestwood Village [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prestwood Village
      • Prestwood Village [Darlington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prestwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prestwood Village
    • Society Hill [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Society Hill
      • Society Hill [Darlington County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Society Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Society Hill<3>
    • Pine Ridge [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Darlington County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
  • Dillon County
    • Latta [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latta
      • Latta [Dillon County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latta<3>
    • Floydale [Dillon County]
    • Fork [Dillon County]
    • Dillon [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillon
      • Dillon [Dillon County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillon<3>
    • Little Rock [Dillon County]
    • Minturn [Dillon County]
    • Hamer [Dillon County]
    • Lake View [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Dillon County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 779 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake View<3>
  • Horry County
    • Red Hill [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Horry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • Galivants Ferry [Horry County]
    • Aynor [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aynor
      • Aynor [Horry County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 978 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aynor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aynor<3>
  • Lee County
    • Lynchburg [Lee County]
    • Elliott [Lee County]
    • Alcot [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alcot
      • Alcot [Lee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alcot
    • Bishopville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishopville
      • Bishopville [Lee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishopville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bishopville<3>
  • Marion County
    • Marion [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Marion County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
    • Gresham [Marion County]
    • Centenary [Marion County]
    • Sellers [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
      • Sellers [Marion County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sellers<3>
    • Rains [Marion County]
    • Mullins [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullins
      • Mullins [Marion County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullins<3>
    • Nichols [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nichols
      • Nichols [Marion County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nichols<3>
  • Marlboro County
    • Brownsville [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
      • Brownsville [Marlboro County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville
    • Drake [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drake
      • Drake [Marlboro County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drake
    • Blenheim [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blenheim
      • Blenheim [Marlboro County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blenheim
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blenheim<3>
    • Clio [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clio
      • Clio [Marlboro County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clio<3>
    • Bennettsville [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennettsville
      • Bennettsville [Marlboro County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,455 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennettsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bennettsville<3>
  • Sumter County
    • Hobbs Crossroads [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobbs Crossroads
      • Hobbs Crossroads [Sumter County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobbs Crossroads
    • Shiloh [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Sumter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
    • Mayesville [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayesville
      • Mayesville [Sumter County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 715 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayesville<3>
    • Oswego [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oswego
      • Oswego [Sumter County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
    • Sumter [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumter
      • Sumter [Sumter County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,439 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumter<3>
    • Dalzell [Sumter County]
  • Williamsburg County
    • Moore Crossroads [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore Crossroads
      • Moore Crossroads [Williamsburg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Crossroads
    • Terrell Crossroad [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrell Crossroad
      • Terrell Crossroad [Williamsburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrell Crossroad
    • Cades [Williamsburg County]
    • Indiantown [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indiantown
      • Indiantown [Williamsburg County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indiantown
    • Stuckey [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuckey
      • Stuckey [Williamsburg County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stuckey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuckey
    • Kingstree [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingstree
      • Kingstree [Williamsburg County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingstree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingstree<3>
    • Hemingway [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemingway
      • Hemingway [Williamsburg County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 385 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemingway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hemingway<3>
    • Nesmith [Williamsburg County]
    • Salters [Williamsburg County]
    • Greeleyville [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greeleyville
      • Greeleyville [Williamsburg County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 377 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greeleyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greeleyville<3>
    • Lane [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane
      • Lane [Williamsburg County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Effingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 443 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lane<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Effingham, see our County-by-County Page for Effingham.

Newspapers Published in Effingham ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Effingham.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Effingham, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Effingham.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Effingham:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Effingham ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Effingham.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Effingham covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Carter's Cemetery
  • Lebanon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lebanon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lebanon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon Cemetery
  • McLaughlin Cemetery
  • Elim Methodist Cemetery
  • Lynchs Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lynchs Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lynchs Memorial Gardens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchs Memorial Gardens Cemetery
  • Turner Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Turner Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Turner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turner Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Olive Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Olive Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Olive Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Grove Cemetery
    • Coward Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coward Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coward Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coward Cemetery
    • Garden of Memories Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garden of Memories Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garden of Memories Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden of Memories Cemetery
    • Hewitt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hewitt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hewitt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hewitt Cemetery
    • Meadow Prong Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Meadow Prong Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Meadow Prong Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Prong Cemetery
    • Mossy Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mossy Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mossy Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mossy Grove Cemetery
    • Evergreen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Cemetery
    • Matthews Cemetery
    • Gause Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gause Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gause Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Effingham had a population of 204 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Effingham, with the one closest to Effingham listed first.

  • Effingham [Florence County]
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    • Effingham [Florence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Effingham
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 204 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Effingham had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Effingham<3>
  • Howe [Florence County]
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    • Howe [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Howe had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Coward [Florence County]
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    • Coward [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Effingham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coward had railroad service and no post office
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  • Friendfield [Florence County]
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    • Friendfield [Florence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Effingham
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Friendfield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Claussen [Florence County]
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    • Claussen [Florence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Effingham
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Claussen had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claussen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ebenezer [Florence County]
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    • Ebenezer [Florence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Effingham
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ebenezer had a post office and railroad service
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  • Continue List ...
    • Florence [Florence County]
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      • Florence [Florence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,395 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,467 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Florence had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
    • Scranton [Florence County]
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      • Scranton [Florence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Effingham
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 194 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Scranton had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<3>
    • Hyman [Florence County]
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      • Hyman [Florence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Effingham
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hyman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sardis [Florence County]
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      • Sardis [Florence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Effingham
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sardis had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mars Bluff [Florence County]
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      • Mars Bluff [Florence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Effingham
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 112 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mars Bluff had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Timmonsville [Florence County]
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      • Timmonsville [Florence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Effingham
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 516 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,345 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Timmonsville had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timmonsville<3>
    • Palmetto [Darlington County]
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      • Palmetto [Darlington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Palmetto had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmetto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lake City [Florence County]
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      • Lake City [Florence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Effingham
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 679 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,445 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lake City had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake City<3>
    • Blossom [Florence County]
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      • Blossom [Florence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Effingham
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blossom had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blossom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Effingham. See our List of 1890's Communities around Effingham.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Effingham ...

While our initial data about Effingham came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Effingham in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Effingham.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Effingham:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Effingham. See our Misc Page for Effingham for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Effingham. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Florence County: www.florenceco.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Effingham) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Effingham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EffinghamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Effingham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0627, Longitude: -79.7537    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Effingham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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