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Worth County, Georgia
December 19, 1703 Attacked as they approach a fortified position, Colonel Moore, 50 irregulars and about 1,000 Creek Indians attack the town of Ayaville, in present-day Worth County on the Flint River
  Creek Indians
  Worth County, Georgia
December 20, 1853 Worth County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Worth County, Georgia
March 31, 1961 F3 tornado strikes Dooly County, killing 1 and injuring 14. More than 2.5 million dollars in damage. Tornadoes also strike Schley, Houstoun, Pulaski, Bleckley, Laurens, Worth and Tattnall counties.
  Tattnall County, Georgia
  Laurens County, Georgia
  Houston County, Georgia
  Schley County, Georgia
  Dooly County, Georgia
  Bleckly County, Georgia
  Worth County, Georgia
  Pulaski County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
February 14, 2000 Tornadoes strike Camilla, Georgia, south of Albany
  Worth County, Georgia
  Tornadoes kill 19 in Southwest Georgia
  Mitchell County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Turner County, Georgia
  Tift County, Georgia
  Colquitt County, Georgia
  Grady County, Georgia
  Decatur County, Georgia
March 20, 2003 Tornadoes strike Mitchell and Worth Counties
  Worth County, Georgia
  Mitchell County, Georgia
  Tornadoes strike Camilla and Bridgeboro
  Georgia Tornadoes

Name derivation:Named in honor of William J. Worth, who fought in the Seminole Wars, capturing a group of chiefs during the battle of Palaklaklaha on April 19, 1842. He also fought in the Mexican-American War
Acquisition: Creek cession of January 8, 1821
Taken from: Dooly County, Irwin County
Counties created from: Tift County, Turner County

Web sites:National Register of Historic Places in Worth County, Georgia
Worth County, Georgia, links
Map of Worth County, Georgia

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