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The site of the present city was once owned by Abraham Buford, who sold the land to the Means and Russell Iron Company. This company sold the land to W. J. Worthington, who was William O. Bradley's lieutenant governor from 1895 to 1899. After his death, the property was given to his daughters, who founded the present town and named it for their father.
Worthington was incorporated as a city by the Kentucky General Assembly on February 5, 1920.
- "Kentucky: Secretary of State - Land Office - Kentucky Cities and Counties". apps.sos.ky.gov. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Worthington". politicalgraveyard.com. Retrieved 2020-04-21.