2020 Worth County Government Home Loan Limits
FHA Loan Limit $331,760 (Single family residence) / $424,800 (Duplex) / $513,450 (Triplex) / $638,100 (Fourplex)
USDA Loan Limit $251,862
VA Home Loan Limit $0 down up to $3,000,000 / 2 open VA loans at one time $510,400 *(Call 888-573-4496 for details).
Worth County is located in southern Georgia and is just to the east of Albany, Georgia. The rural district is not too far from the Georgia and Florida state line. In fact, Tallahassee, Florida is slightly closer as the biggest city in the region compared to Atlanta, Georgia. The population of the county is 21,670 and the total land size is 575 square miles. The county seat is Sylvester.
Worth County was founded in 1853 and was established from land previously managed by Dooly County and Irwin County. Worth was one of the last to join Georgia and was named after a general from New York. Later, it was downsized briefly in order to create Turner and Tift counties. Worth is very rural yet has quick access to a number of highways leading out of the area. U.S. Route 82 is a primary east and west passage that eventually connects to U.S. Highway 231 (leading to Montgomery, AL) as well as Tifton and Waycross. It eventually reaches the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Other primary thoroughfares include State Route 32, State Route 33, State Route 112, and State Route 256.
Slyvester serves as the county seat and largest town in Worth County. The population of Slyvester is 6,200 and has the nickname the “Peanut Capital of the World” because of its large production of the crop. It was created in 1893 and likes to incorporate its peanut reputation into the small town, which has modernized over the last several decades. The town is experiencing revitalization projects downtown in order to brace for expected growth.
Worth County hosts The Peanut Festival each year, which takes place in October at T.C. Jeffords Park. The Peanut Festival supports one of the largest parades in the south. Additionally, a prestigious beauty pageant often includes around a hundred contestants. Arts and crafts are also highlighted during the festival along with live entertainment.
Worth County has a small school district that includes two elementary schools, a middle school, and high school. The district reports that is has nearly 300 staff members as well as over 4,350 students. The community also has some famous former residents including Marion Butts and Rickey Claitt of the NFL, as well as Sonny Skinner of the PGA tour. Award-winning authors and New York Times bestsellers Sue Monk Kidd (“The Secret Life of Bees”) and Mary Hood (“How Far She Went”) are also from Slyvester.
In addition to Slyvester, Worth County also has two small towns in Poulan (population 950), Warwick (population 430), and Sumner (population 310). Several other unincorporated areas are established in Worth County including Oakfield, Bridgeboro, and Scotterville. Worth County is adjacent to seven other territories in Georgia. These include Crisp County, Lee County, and Turner County (to the north), Colquitt County and Mitchell County (to the south), Dougherty County (to the west), and Tift County (to the east).
Lake Blackshear and Georgia Veterans State Park are the closest features just outside the boundaries of Worth County. They represent two of the more popular areas that locals like to getaway for the weekend as well as Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and Apalachicola National Forest (much further away to the south).
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