Historic Effingham Society has added two new items to the Effingham Museum Gift Shop. This is a great place to do your Christmas shopping so drop by and take a look.
Despite intermittent rain, there was a good crowd on hand Saturday for the marker dedication, including War Between the States re-enactors in uniform and costume.
City Grocery Company opened for business in Springfield on April 18, 1952. The business was co-owned by J.W. Exley Sr. and J.W. Exley Jr. It occupied the building at 101 North Laurel St. in Springfield, which is now occupied by Town and Country Dry Cleaners. This business followed the closing of Ingram's Pharmacy at the same site.
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, describes the Jerusalem artichoke as a sunroot or sunchoke, a derivative of the sunflower plant. The herbaceous perennial grows tall, five to 10 feet high. It is native to North America, cultivated by the Indians and Pilgrims, and is primarily a weed of pastures, hayfields and roadsides from Maine west to North Dakota and south to northern Florida and Texas. It is cultivated as a crop for its root or tuber, which is a vegetable.
The Historic Effingham Society Marker Program will commemorate a historic marker on Moss Loop Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Historic Effingham Society fall meeting.
Deltiology, the collecting of postcards, is the third largest hobby in the world. It is surpassed only by coin, stamp and baseball collectibles in the U.S.
Has the handkerchief met its demise? Recently at the Springfield Farm Bureau meeting, a brief survey showed seven persons of the group in attendance were carrying a real handkerchief rather than a disposable tissue. This "handkerchief toting few" may be well above the average in this mostly older aged rural agricultural group in our area in the South. I suspect city folks are less apt to have a cloth handkerchief.
Continued from Sept. 6. The following was written in 1976 by Mrs. Emma Metzger Williams (b. 1895, d. 1984), widow of Joseph Elliott Williams. Mrs. Emma was a retired Clyo School teacher.
The following was written in 1976 by Mrs. Emma Metzger Williams (b. 1895, d. 1984), widow of Joseph Elliott Williams. Mrs. Emma was a retired Clyo school teacher.
Founded in 1734, the Salzburger settlement of Old Ebenezer is now listed as one of the dead towns of Georgia. Near the site, a historical marker is located at Highway 21 and Effingham County Road 183, "Log Landing Road." The site itself situated among private land is open to the public on the two Georgia Salzburger Society annual meeting dates, which are Labor Day and the date commemorating their arrival on or nearest March 12 ...
The earliest examples of mourning jewelry came from the 15th and 16th centuries in Europe. Rings and brooches in black or white with heads or skulls were popular. In the 17th and 18th century it was a status symbol of the wealthy to present mourning rings to friends and family.
This is a story about a man who quit school in the sixth grade, went back and graduated high school at age 26, received a college education and later a masters degree, attended seminary, preached and later became a teacher and principal. He came in contact with thousands of young people in Effingham County while in the school system and helped them start their lives with a good education. This is his story told by his son, Norman Turner.
As Effingham schools opened this week, we can look back at the many changes that have taken place through the years. These schools existed before indoor toilets, lunchrooms, buses and air conditioning.
The sketch and information about Springfield over the past two weeks shed new light on the town around 1850.
This is the second part of Walter Gnann's recollections of the city of Springfield.
"Perhaps the most underpaid and underappreciated people employed in the school system have been our lunchroom workers," said 97-year-old retired teacher, Mrs. Edna Morgan.
Oswell Eve Smith was a cousin to Dr. A. P. Longstreet from last week's column. He purchased the Longstreet Place on the Effingham-Screven county line in 1873 from his cousin's estate. He deemed the soil rich and more productive for planting.
Dr. Anderson P. Longstreet (1829-1873) was born in Augusta, son of Henrietta Eve Longstreet and Augustus Baldwin Longstreet. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta in March of 1850. He married Laura Ayer, daughter of Dr. C. K. Ayer of Rome.
For six years and five months, Historic Effingham Society has published this column gratis in the Effingham Herald. It has been a pleasure for me to learn from many sources and people the stories about our county. It takes research and time to do the stories well and I appreciate your assistance and suggestions for the column that I have sent to the publisher every week.
Corinth Baptist Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary, beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday. On July 8, a historical marker and guest speakers began the festivities during worship. Sunday will feature anecdotes from former pastors and guest speaker Rev. Bobby Boswell of Atlanta. He is the executive director and vice-president for ministries of the Georgia Baptist Convention.
On July 13, the 222nd annual Effingham County United Methodist Camp Meeting begins with an evening service at 7:30 p.m. Services will be held daily at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. through July 18. Presiding chairman of the Effingham United Methodist Campground Trustees Jason Hinely invites everyone in the community to participate in this long-held tradition at this historical Methodist site in Springfield on the south end of Laurel Street.
Have you ever heard of a "pounding"? Perhaps taking a mallet to some tough cut of beef comes to mind. Some may think of "pounding" something into someone as in hitting with their fists.
The Effingham Academy in Springfield held a Commencement Sermon in the High School Auditorium on Sunday, May 30, 1937, at 11:30 a.m. There was a choir. Rev. B. F. West (Methodist), Rev. J. V. Addy (Lutheran), Rev. Loyd Garland (Baptist) and Rev. Lon L. Day (Baptist) took part in the service.
Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church opened the cornerstone that had been sealed since 1909, placed there before the church was formally organized during its construction. The contents were more than 100 years old.
Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized by the Bethel Parish Pastor Rev. Dr. T.W. Shealy and a committee appointed in the mid 1900s from Bethel Lutheran Church. As the Brinson Railroad was being built in Springfield, they saw the need for a Lutheran Church in the growing town. Drawing from the strong faith of the Salzburgers who had settled at Ebenezer in 1734, establishing Lutheranism in our area, the church was first called "Salzburger ...
"In Flanders Fields"
This is a tribute to two gentlemen that I was lucky enough to know. Their wives were life long friends, the former Patricia Arnsdorff and Mary Will Marchman, having grown up in Springfield as members at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Effingham County Convention and Visitors Bureau will host "Camp Davis Re-creation 1862" commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War on May 12 from 9 a.m. through 6 p.m.
Historic Effingham Society will host a "Tour of Restored Country Homes" on May 5. Historic Effingham Society will have its spring picnic meeting at 12 noon in "The Hut" adjacent to Effingham Museum. Please bring a side dish or dessert for the meal. For further information about the luncheon, contact the Effingham Museum at 754-2170.
Taking a look at south Effingham from days gone by through photos.