About Effingham County

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Effingham County is a place where you can work, play, and live your best life.
Effingham County, IL
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Effingham County’s legacy is steeped in a rich history of pioneers, movers, shakers, and entrepreneurial spirit. Thanks to its vibrant, pro-business community, Effingham County is a great place to work and build business.

As a regional commerce hub, Effingham draws consumers and workers from an eight county surrounding area and is home to major national manufacturers and corporate centers.


Abundant career opportunities, affordable housing, and strong quality of life are only a few reasons why people choose to call Effingham County home.

Few places combine small-town living & convenience, with the amenities of larger cities, like Effingham County. With great schools, top-ranked healthcare, and a welcoming culture, there is no better place to establish roots and raise a family.

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Play in Effingham County, IL


Effingham provides ample opportunity for entertainment and activities. Whether your idea of fun is a day on the lake, dining at award-winning restaurants, or taking in a music festival or show, Effingham has something for everyone.

Learn more about what to do in the Effingham area by visiting the Effingham CVB website.



A transportation hub located at the 57 and 70 Interstate junction, Effingham County, the “Crossroads of Opportunity”, is composed of fifteen townships that are rich in tradition, faith, entrepreneurial spirit, and philanthropic efforts. In partnership with city governments and educational systems, Effingham County provides a thriving economy that supports a robust workforce, business opportunities, and offers a variety of housing and childcare options for its growing population. With a focus on the family, Effingham County is the leader in parks and recreation offering a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, family-friendly entertainment, events, and festivals. Be a part of Promoting a Vision for Effingham County!

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