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'''Effingham County''' is named for {{wpd|Lord Effingham}} who is noted for resigning his commission as general in the British army in 1775 and refusing to serve in the war against the colonies.  ==== Description ==== The county was named for Gen. Edward Effingham. The county seat is Effingham and the county was organized on 1831. The County is located in the central part of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Effingham County, Illinois Genealogy and History”, accessed 04/12/2017.</ref>
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