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Worth County, Georgia Facts

When was Worth County, GA Created?
Worth County was established on December 20, 1853 from Dooly County and Irwin County  (portions of Worth County were used to create Tift and Turner counties in 1905 ) . The county was named in honor of General William J. Worth (1794 - 1849), a hero of the Mexican-American War.

What is the County Seat of Worth County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Sylvester and in the current county government website is worthcountyboc.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Worth County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Crisp County (north), Tift County (east), Turner County ( northeast), Colquitt County (south), Mitchell County (southwest), Lee County (northwest), Dougherty County (west)


Worth County, GA Vital Records

Where can find Worth County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Worth County vital records can be found at the Georgia Department of Health which has copies for copies of birth and death records since Jan 1919, copies of marriage since June 9, 1952 to 1996 and a Divorce records index since June 9, 1952. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Georgia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Worth County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Worth Co. Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Worth County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.


Worth County, GA Census Records

What Worth County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Worth County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Worth County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1860. Worth County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Worth County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1870 and 1880. Worth County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Georgia Census Records Research Guide


Worth County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Worth County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Worth County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Worth County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Georgia Corthouse Records Research Guide


Worth County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Worth County, GA?
A list of Worth County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Worth County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Worth County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Worth County. These links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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