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Established: Feb. 8, 1861,effective Feb. 25,
Parent County: Gentry
County Seat: Grant City
After: Gen. William J. Worth, who served in the Mexican-American
Worth County was recently formed from the northern
part of Gentry County, bordering on the Iowa State line, in the
northwestern part of the State.
The face of the country is
undulating and rolling-about one-third timber land, consisting of
oak, walnut, hickory, maple, ash, elm, lynn, cottonwood, etc.
soil is generally fertile, and well adapted to the production of all
kinds of grain, grasses, fruits, and vegetables-except peaches,
which have been unsuccessful. Excellent grazing county. Flouring
mills and manufactories needed. Lots at the county-seat will be
devoted to mechanics and manufacturers, who will bring capital
enterprise, and establish in business.
Also an excellent site for
a mill, will be donated to any one who will establish a mill or
(Source: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri handbook,
St. Louis, 1865, 162 pgs. Transcribed by Donna
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