Effingham

Effingham
/ef"ing ham'/, n.
a town in central Illinois. 11,270.

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      city, seat (1860) of Effingham county, east-central Illinois, U.S. It lies near the Little Wabash River, about 65 miles (105 km) southeast of Decatur. Settled about 1814 by farmers, the community grew slowly as pioneers moved westward along the Cumberland (National) Road (Cumberland Road), which had been extended through the area in 1831. Rapid growth began in 1854 with the arrival of the Illinois Central Railroad. Originally called Broughton, it was renamed in 1859 for Thomas Howard, 3rd earl of Effingham, who had opposed British colonial policy. The economy is based on agriculture (soybeans, corn [maize], livestock, and dairying), manufacturing (including air conditioners, paint, and automotive parts), and printing and publishing. Effingham is also a regional medical centre. Lake Sara, a recreational area, is 3 miles (5 km) west. Inc. 1861. Pop. (1990) 11,851; (2000) 12,384.

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