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May 10, 2018 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Effingham Sunday School Association Convention is Sunday

The Rev. P.H. Crumpler, a Methodist, is more or less given credit for forming the Effingham County Sunday School Association. It is said that at the close of Methodist Camp Meeting, he expressed a desire to invite other churches and Sunday Schools to join together for a meeting. The first Convention of the Effingham County Sunday School Association was held on Wednesday, May 28, 1879, at the Methodist Campground. Mr. Hinton Morgan, a local late historian, stated that the first address at convention was given by Gov. Alfred Colquitt, a former brigadier general in the Civil War and later ...

May 02, 2018 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Olde Effingham Day Festival set April 21

Historic Effingham Society will hold its annual Olde Effingham Day Festival on Saturday April 21, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Effingham Museum at 1002 North Pine Street in Springfield and the Living History Site will feature live demonstrations, old tractors, old cars, animals at the barn, blacksmiths, old farm equipment, old engines and a sawmill and much more.

April 11, 2018 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Celebrating the origins of ‘fat lightered’


March 14, 2018 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Exploring at the COOP store

In the early 1960s, the Effingham County COOP Store operated to serve farmers in the area. It was a farmers' cooperative for purchasing items for crop production and some sales of farm products. Located across from the Effingham County Judicial Building on north Laurel Street in Springfield, the building is still in existence and is utilized by James Carlson and Joann's Florist for storage. Manager of the store at the time of these photos was Wilton Shearouse. His daughter, Joyce Ann Shearouse Tuten, worked around the store and was very active in 4-H.

March 07, 2018 | Submitted report | Echoes of Effingham

Farewell, Mrs. Weta Boaen

On February 13, 2018, I lost a neighbor, friend, former English teacher and ultimately a mentor. Born in Bulloch County, Luweta Lowe spent most of her 86 years in Effingham. She was a teacher and Principal for over 40 years in the schools in Effingham County, Georgia and Hampton County, South Carolina. I had Mrs. Boaen as my English teacher in Springfield Elementary for 7th and 8th grades. When Effingham Middle School opened she moved there and taught me in 9th and again in 10th grade as she moved up also at Effingham County High. Everything that I learned about ...

February 28, 2018 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Remembering Confederate veterans

If you have photos or historical information to share, contact Susan Exley at 912-754-6681 or email

February 14, 2018 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Exploring the Rincon school album?

Front row left to right: Ila Kessler Zeigler, Althea Poythress & Ola Mae Kessler Heidt. 2nd row: Edith Seckinger Martin & Matilda Dugger Rahn. 3rd row: Myrtice Exley Clifton, Beulah Exley Weitman & Beatrice Kessler Hinely. Photo provided by Keith Martin.

February 06, 2018 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Reflections of Echoes of Effingham

Left to right: Harry Hinely (on mule), Hugh Hinely, Jud Hinely, Frank Hinely, J. Bruce Hinely (my grandfather on the stump) and their father J. Horace Hinely (my great grandfather). They are using a purchased apparatus used to remove stumps from the ground by digging away some of the soil around the stump with shovels and attaching a cable to a winch with a long shaft which was attached to a larger stump as anchor. A mule team walked in circles eventually working the stump from the ground. This is being done in what is now a field across the ...

January 31, 2018 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Perusing Marlow High photos

This was compiled by Susan Exley from Historic Effingham Society. If you have photos or historical information to share contact her at 912-754-6681 or email

January 17, 2018 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Annual Historic Effingham Society Banquet set

Historic Effingham Society will be holding its annual banquet Feb. 3 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center Great Hall, 2887 Ebenezer Road, Rincon. The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with supper served at 6 p.m.

January 10, 2018 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Perusing the photo album

Numbered beginning at top left: 1. Gazzie Hinely, 2. Thomas H. Morgan, 3. Mell F. Arnsdorff, 4. Maybelle F. Crapps, 5. Leo Freyermuth, 6. Hugh Morgan, 7. Arlene F. Hinely, 8. Hattie F. Morgan, 9. Marion Freyermuth, 10. Grandfather Hodges, 11. Annie Hodges Freyermuth, 12. Matthew Morgan, 13. Jane Reiser Morgan, 14. Rose (Arlene's child), 15. Lucille (Arlene's child), 16. Spy Morgan, 17. Sam Morgan, 18. Lillian Ashmore, 19. Harold E. Freyermuth, 20. Louis J. Morgan, 21. ? Olivia

January 04, 2018 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Wishing you a Happy New Year

Historic Effingham Society wishes each of you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year! Please pray for our soldiers that are fighting for our freedom all over the world. Keep their families in your prayers also as they sacrifice so much while their loved ones are away. We pray for America and an end to terrorism and threats from countries in turmoil. Many are still impacted by the hurricanes last year and the wildfires, so please keep these folks in your prayers, too. Thanks to God for all of his blessings in 2017.

December 27, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Sharing recipes at Christmas

Over the past 9 plus years I have shared a few recipes. I hope you will enjoy these.

December 21, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Cane syrup cooking in Guyton

A few weeks ago I was invited by a classmate, Wilson Lawson and his wife Vivian Owens Lawson, to their syrup cooking. They have a beautiful home just outside of Guyton on property that was Vivian's maternal grandparents' property (Floyd and Margaret Brogdon).

December 14, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

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