This well cared for Tidewater-style plantation house was built in the late 1700s by William Alexander, a great-grandson of John Alexander, for whom Alexandria is named. Effingham’s smokehouse, slave quarters, a very early terraced garden, and a blacksmith shop remain. The house has outstanding interior woodwork. The historic buildings on the property were restored by Dr. Eng of Cleveland, Ohio, who used Effingham as a summer home.
In 2008 the land surrounding the Effingham house was significantly reduced from 494 acres to 13 acres as part of a subdivision of the property and development for single-family dwellings.
In Dec. 2015 Effingham was sold with plans to turn Effingham into a winery with an opening date in summer 2016. www.effinghammanor.com
Pictures below taken Nov. 2007