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Worth County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 20, 1853
Population: 
21,306
Total Area: 
569.8 sq mi
Contact Information
201 North Main St., Room 30
Sylvester, GA 31791
Phone Number: 
(229) 776-8200
Fax Number: 
(229) 776-8232

Worth County, organized in 1853 from land formerly in Dooly and Irwin counties, is named for Major General William J. Worth, a commander in the Mexican War. The county's naming is perhaps not the only apt tribute to the commander; the oldest military road in the state, the Thigpen Trail, runs through Worth County and stretches from South Carolina to the Gulf of Mexico. Sylvester, the veritable "Peanut Capital of the World," houses the county seat.