Historic District

Founded in 1799 and incorporated as a town on December 31, 1838, Springfield, the county seat of Effingham County, is named for a mineral spring in the area.

Springfield’s Main Street winds its way through storefronts that years ago provided patrons with hitching posts for horses and carriages. Historic homes with wide, welcoming porches perfect for family gatherings peek from behind stately, century-old oak trees. Quiet streets wrap around ball fields and park swings while the original Courthouse and other historical structures still stand proudly nearby as reminders of our town’s early beginnings. 

At the heart of our town, you’ll find a relaxed way of life. There’s a sense of escaping to a time when local business owners still greet you by name and evening strolls along quiet sidewalks with your family aren’t a thing of the past. Most of all, you’ll find a place where family, faith and neighborly spirit serve as cornerstones of the community. A place where what’s close to your heart still matters.

In the heart of one of the Southeast’s oldest yet fastest growing counties, the City of Springfield offers a unique blend of hometown hospitality, rich regional history and modern-day convenience. Just north of both Savannah and Rincon, Springfield serves as the county seat of Effingham County and a vital part of its heritage. Its distinction as a City of Ethics and State of Georgia Law Enforcement Certification of its police department readily illustrate Springfield’s commitment of excellence to both its citizens and its county.


Springfield is located in southeast Georgia in Effingham County.  It is approximately 25 miles northwest of downtown Savannah.  Adjoining Effingham County cities include Rincon and Guyton. 
It can be reached by taking the northernmost exit off I-95 (exit 109) in Georgia and then traveling approximately 15 miles northbound on Hwy 21.  It is 20 miles from the Savannah / Hilton Head Island International Airport.