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Revision as of 19:32, 3 November 2011

Template:Iowa-stub United States  > Iowa > Worth County 

County Courthouse


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


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

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



  • 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
  • Elim Cemetery
  • Elk Creek Cemetery
  • Elk Creek Number One Cemetery
  • Elk Creek Number Two Cemetery
  • Elk Grove Cemetery
  • Grafton Cemetery
  • Grandview Cemetery
  • Kensett Cemetery
  • London and Deer Creek Cemetery
  • Manly Cemetery
  • North Shell Rock 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




Local Histories 






Vital Records 

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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