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Uvalde  County TX
Uvalde County

WORTHY, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Uvalde County, Texas Hill Country

NE of Uvalde
N of Knippa
S of Utopia
Exact Directions Unknown
Population: Between 0 and None

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Editor's Note:
Worthy of inclusion? Absolutely. However, if a town of Unworthy, Texas appears, we may decide not to include it. "Unworthy" could easily apply to several places in Texas but Worthy is one of those towns most likely to be forgotten. The Handbook of Texas does not include Worthy in its listing of towns.

History on a Map and Envelope


The former town of Worthy fits the ghost town category to a tee. There may be no physical remains, but it's worthy of inclusion because tangible proof exists, The Texas General Land Office has (at least two) maps showing it - and The John J. Germann Collection has a postmarked envelope from Worthy. Mr. Germann also includes the following tidbit from the letter and an observation:

"The enclosed letter, by the way, mentions that although the cost of living is high in Uvalde County in 1913, it does not bother the family much because they have the chickens, eggs, milk, hogs, etc. to help out, plus there's plenty of wood on the place.

Commentary: Something must have begun to bother the family, though, because by 1920 Fred Scott and his family had returned to ranching in Waller County near Houston." - John J. Germann

Worthy TX - Uvalde Co 1913 Postmark
Worthy TX - Uvalde Co 1913 Postmark
Cover cancelled with Worthy, TX 1913 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Uvalde County TX 1920s map
Uvalde County 1920s map showing Worthy, Texas
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Worthy, Texas Area Towns:
Uvalde
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