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CITIES AND TOWNS


Oakfield

Poulan

Sumner

Sylvester
(County Seat)

Warwick

ADJACENT COUNTIES

Crisp County
North

Tift County
East

Turner County
East

Colquitt County
South

Mitchell County
Southwest

Lee County
West

Dougherty County
West


WORTH CO. GEORGIA HISTORY


Worth County was created from Dooly and Irwin counties on December 20, 1853, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly, becoming Georgia's 106th county. It was named for Major General William J. Worth of New York.

In 1905, portions of Worth County were used to create Tift and Turner counties

The county is called the "Peanut Capital" because of its massive peanut industry.



Worth County, created in 1853 and containing more than 500 square miles, was dotted with many small communities and towns. Travel was difficult and roads had to be backed out of the timbered lands. The communties grew around the stagecoach road, turpentine stills, sawmills, gristmills, waterways, and railroads. A couple of stores and businesses, a post office, a church, and a school would be built and a certain level of self sufficiency would he obtained. As travel became less arduous, some of these communities faded away. Some of the old names are Att, Artesta, Egypt. Pinder Town, Utica, Dong, Willingham, Gintown, and Alford's Switch. These may be a distant memory now or perhaps a road sign.





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