About Effingham

Effingham is a residential area in Florence County. Located at the intersection of US 52, US 301 and SC 327, it a picturesque farming area along the northern banks of the Lynches River that is rapidly converting to communities with good schools, churches, convenience shopping and a favorable commute to PeeDee job centers.

Why Choose Effingham ?

Great Location
Effingham attracts families who love great schools and a great place to live. The area is only a little over an hour to the grand SC beaches, yet housing is more affordable here than beach living.
The Pee Dee Region
Effingham is located within a region of South Carolina called the "Pee Dee" region which is an eight county region surrounding the Great Pee Dee River. The river flows from the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina to the Atlantic Ocean at Georgetown South Carolina.

Communities in Effingham

Wild Bird Run
Wild Bird Run

Tranquil country living awaits you at Wildbird Run.

Located off of Alligator Road in Effingham, SC and just a short drive from the conveniences of Florence, Wildbird Run has smart…

Featured Properties in Effingham

Places in Effingham

The Waters Building

This early twentieth-century commercial building in the heart of downtown Florence is known as the Waters Building, as it was built in 1914 for Washington M. Waters. Waters came to Florence from North Carolina in 1878 and began working at a local furniture store. Before long, Waters bought his own furniture business, which came with a funeral home.

Timrod Park

18 acres at 400 Timrod Park Drive has 14 lighted tennis courts, 7 pickleball courts, a playground, picnic areas, a picnic shelter, a gazebo, a fitness area, an amphitheater, nature trails and two rain gardens.

Florence Stockade Visitor Center

A historical marker defines this site where, from September 1864 through February 1865 approximately 16,000 Union soldiers were held captive in Florence. A stockade was constructed here to accommodate prisoners, previously incarcerated at Andersonville and other prisons in south Georgia. These prisoners were moved as a result of Gen. William T.

Lynches River County Park

Lynches River, named for Thomas Lynch, Jr signer of the Declaration of Independence, rises in North Carolina near Waxhaw, North Carolina, at about 700 feet (210 m) elevation, flowing only a short distance to the South Carolina border, and thence to join the Great Pee Dee River near Johnsonville. It is about 140 mi (225 km) long and the drainage area is 1030 square miles (2670 km²).

The Waters Building
Timrod Park
Florence Stockade Visitor Center
Lynches River County Park
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