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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Worth County''' {{IADC}}
  
== County Courthouse ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Worth County
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| county_map =
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1851
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| founded date = January 15
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| seat = Northwood
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| building image = Worth County Iowa Courthouse.jpg
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| building address = }}
  
== History ==
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== History ==
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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.<ref> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Worth Wikipedia article on William J. Worth] </ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iaworth/aboutwor.htm 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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_Rock_River Shell Rock River].
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1851--'''Worth County was created from Mitchell County. County records are housed in Northwood.
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'''1851--'''Worth County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;from unorganized territory. It was attached to Fayette, Chickasaw,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Mitchell Counties prior to organization 13 October 1857. '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Northwood <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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{| width="80%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|-
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*[[Bolan, Iowa|Bolan]]
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*[[Fertile, Iowa|Fertile]]
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*[[Grafton, Iowa|Grafton]]
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*[[Hanlontown, Iowa|Hanlontown]]
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*[[Joice, Iowa|Joice]]
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*[[Kensett, Iowa|Kensett]]
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*[[Manly, Iowa|Manly]]
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*[[Northwood, Iowa|Northwood]]
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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|}
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Cerro Gordo County, Iowa|Cerro Gordo]] | [[Hancock County, Iowa|Hancock]] | [[Mitchell County, Iowa|Mitchell]] | [[Winnebago County, Iowa|Winnebago]] | [[Freeborn County, Minnesota|Freeborn County, Minnesota]] | [[Mower County, Minnesota|Mower County, Minnesota]]  
 
[[Cerro Gordo County, Iowa|Cerro Gordo]] | [[Hancock County, Iowa|Hancock]] | [[Mitchell County, Iowa|Mitchell]] | [[Winnebago County, Iowa|Winnebago]] | [[Freeborn County, Minnesota|Freeborn County, Minnesota]] | [[Mower County, Minnesota|Mower County, Minnesota]]  
  
==== Record Loss ====
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Beaver Creek Lutheran Cemetery
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*Benjegerdes Family Plot
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*Bethel Cemetery
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*Birdsal Family Plot
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*Bristol Protestant Cemetery
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*Brush Point Cemetery
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*Brystol Farm Cemetery
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*Chapel Hill Cemetery
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*Concordia Cemetery
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*Dahlside Cemetery
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*Elim Cemetery
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*Elk Creek Cemetery
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*Elk Creek Number One Cemetery
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*Elk Creek Number Two Cemetery
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*Elk Grove Cemetery
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*Grafton Cemetery
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*Grandview Cemetery
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*Kensett Cemetery
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=34320 London and Deer Creek Cemetery]
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*Manly Cemetery
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=34589 North Shell Rock Cemetery]
  
== Resources  ==
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*Overholt Family Plot
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*Rugland Family Plot
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*Sacred Heart Cemetery
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*Saint Patricks Cemetery
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*Schmidt Cemetery
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*Seater Family Plot
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*Silver Lake Cemetery
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*Sion Cemetery
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*Slosson Cemetery (historical)
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*Somber Cemetery
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=35339 South Shell Rock Cemetery]
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*South Silver Lake Cemetery
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*Stateline Cemetery
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*Sunset Rest Cemetery
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*Towne Cemetery
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*Trebilcock Family Plot
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*Wise Cemetery
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Church ====
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==== Church ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Court ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
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==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
  
==== Local Histories&nbsp; ====
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==== Maps ====
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==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.northwoodanchor.com/ Northwood Anchor]
  
==== Maps ====
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==== Probate  ====
  
==== Military ====
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==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Vital Records&nbsp;  ====
  
==== Probate ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
==== Vital Records&nbsp; ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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== Web Sites  ==
  
== Townships and Cities ==
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Worth|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Worth/ Worth County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== Web Sites ==
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== References  ==
  
== References ==
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<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}
  
 
[[Category:Worth_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Worth_County,_Iowa]]

Revision as of 02:14, 8 March 2013

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


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).