Worth County

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1995

Worth County was created out of Santa Fe County on January 3, 1850, with Val Verde, New Mexico, as the county seat. The county was never organized, and the territory was ceded to the United States on November 25, 1850, as a part of the Compromise of 1850.

Hans Peter Nielsen Gammel, comp., Laws of Texas, 1822–1897 (10 vols., Austin: Gammel, 1898).


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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Worth County,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed November 28, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/worth-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1995