Worth County, Missouri
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Established: Feb. 8, 1861,effective Feb. 25, 1861
Parent County: Gentry
County Seat: Grant City
Named After: Gen. William J. Worth, who served in the Mexican-American War.
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.
The 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
Also an excellent site for a mill, will be donated to any one who will establish a mill
or woolen factory.
(Source: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865, 162 pgs. Transcribed by
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