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Guide to Worth County Iowa genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Worth County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Worth County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 15, 1851
County Seat Northwood
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

History

Named for Major General William Jenkins Worth ((March 1, 1794 – May 7, 1849), an officer in both the Black Hawk War and the Mexican-American War.[1]Worth county has fertile farmland, used mainly for producing grains, corn and soybeans. Wind turbines dot the landscape along the beautiful rolling prairie that comes to rest near the Shell Rock River.

Parent County

1851--Worth County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Fayette, Chickasaw, and Mitchell Counties prior to organization 13 October 1857. County seat:  Northwood [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cerro Gordo | Hancock | Mitchell | Winnebago | Freeborn County, Minnesota | Mower County, Minnesota

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Beaver Creek Lutheran Cemetery
  • Benjegerdes Family Plot
  • Bethel Cemetery
  • Birdsal Family Plot
  • Bristol Protestant Cemetery
  • Brush Point Cemetery
  • Brystol Farm Cemetery
  • Chapel Hill Cemetery
  • Concordia Cemetery
  • Dahlside Cemetery
  • Overholt Family Plot
  • Rugland Family Plot
  • Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • Saint Patricks Cemetery
  • Schmidt Cemetery
  • Seater Family Plot
  • Silver Lake Cemetery
  • Sion Cemetery
  • Slosson Cemetery (historical)
  • Somber Cemetery
  • South Shell Rock Cemetery
  • South Silver Lake Cemetery
  • Stateline Cemetery
  • Sunset Rest Cemetery
  • Towne Cemetery
  • Trebilcock Family Plot
  • Wise Cemetery

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records 

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Wikipedia article on William J. Worth
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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