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Worth County was created on December 20, 1853 from Dooly County and Irwin County (portions of Worth County were used to create Tift and Turner counties in 1905 ) . The county was named in honor of General William J. Worth (1794 - 1849), a hero of the Mexican-American War.
Counties adjacent to Worth County are Crisp County (north), Tift County (east), Turner County ( northeast), Colquitt County (south), Mitchell County (southwest), Lee County (northwest), Dougherty County (west)
Worth County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your Family Tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Worth County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1860. Worth County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Worth County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1870 and 1880. Worth County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.
You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.
A list of Worth County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.
Researchers frequently overlook the importance of Worth County court, probate, and land records as a useful resource of genealogy and family history.
The chances are great that your ancestors and forefathers have left a comprehensive record of at least some aspects of their lives in the Worth County court records. Even if your ancestors is not mentioned in a Court case, consider all of the other methods which often can have lead to him or her appearing in court records.
The following county facts denotes the earliest date and what birth, marriage, death, land, wills, and legal records will be in Worth County. The County Courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1879, all records were destroyed.
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Worth County. These links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own most liked Worth County genealogy or family history related sites.