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Echoes of Effingham

Hot weather at Campmeetings

Hot weather at Campmeetings

I am sure those at Campmeeting are glad for some cooling rain on Sunday afternoon. Back in 1906, Methodist Camp Meeting was held in October. Their Victorian clothing would have been unbearably hot ... » Read More
Reviewing a Herald correspondent

Reviewing a Herald correspondent

For many years each community had a correspondent who sent weekly news to the Springfield Herald. Bethesda's news came from Mrs. Alma Zipperer for many years. » Read More
225 years of Camp Meeting

225 years of Camp Meeting

For 225 years, the Effingham County United Methodists have held an annual camp meeting. This is the fourth site where the week of services has been held. Since 1910, it has been in the same locatio... » Read More
Descendants visit Blandford

Descendants visit Blandford

The Blandford Railroad Crossing, Blandford Road, the community of Blandford, the historic Blandford Depot, Blandford Elementary School, and the old Blandford post office all have something in commo... » Read More
Bethesda United Methodist marks 100 years

Bethesda United Methodist marks 100 years

On Sunday May 17, the Bethesda United Methodist Church congregation celebrated 100 years of worship. Following the 11 a.m. worship service, lunch was served to about 175 members and guests in atten... » Read More
Remembering the Stillwell Depot

Remembering the Stillwell Depot

The railroad came to Stillwell in the 1890s. Although Historic Effingham Society has known of a depot in Stillwell, these are the first photographs of the depots in Stillwell that we have found. » Read More
Col. Blackburn inspired many at ECHS

Col. Blackburn inspired many at ECHS

The 10th Annual George Morgan Blackburn Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 16 at Black Creek Golf Club. The event is held in memory of Lt. Col. George Morgan Blackburn who passed away D... » Read More
Enjoying the beauty of home

Enjoying the beauty of home

This was compiled by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. If you have photos, comments or information to share, contact her 754-6681 or email her at: hesheraldexley@aol.com. » Read More


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