Worth County, Missouri

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Worth County
Worth County Courthouse in Grant City
Worth County Courthouse in Grant City
Map of Missouri highlighting Worth County
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°29′N 94°25′W / 40.48°N 94.42°W / 40.48; -94.42
Country United States
State Missouri
FoundedFebruary 8, 1861
Named forWilliam J. Worth
SeatGrant City
Largest cityGrant City
Area
 • Total267 sq mi (690 km2)
 • Land267 sq mi (690 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.08%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,171
 • Estimate 
(2018)
2,040
 • Density8.1/sq mi (3.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district6th
Websitewww.worthcounty.us

Worth County is a county in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Missouri. The county seat is Grant City.[1] In 2010, 2,171 people lived there[2] that makes it the smallest county in the state by population. The county was organized on February 8, 1861 and named for General William J. Worth, who served in the Mexican–American War.[3] Worth County is the youngest county in the state.[4]

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 267 square miles (690 km2), of which 267 square miles (690 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.08%) is water.[5] It is the smallest county in Missouri by area. Iowa is located to the north of Worth County.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
  3. Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 372.
  4. "What are the Origins of Missouri Counties?". State of Missouri. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  5. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2014.

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Coordinates: 40°29′N 94°25′W / 40.48°N 94.42°W / 40.48; -94.42