Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
General William Jenkins Worth
Worth was involved in defenses along the Canadian border in the 1830s and in 1841-1842 led an expedition against the Florida Seminole Indians. He was awarded a commendation from the Florida Territorial Legislature and was promoted to Brigadier General.
During the Mexican War Worth fought at The Battle of Monterrey. He received a Sword of Honor from the U.S. Congress and a promotion to Major General.
While serving as Commander of the Texas and New Mexico Military Districts, Worth died of cholera in San Antonio in 1849. Fort Worth, a frontier post established after his death, was named in his honor. Worth was buried in New York City, his grave, at Broadway and Fifth Avenue, is marked by a Fifty Foot Monument and is surrounded by a fence of cast iron swords, copies of his New York State Sword of Honor.
Location. 32° 45.101′ Click for map. Located across from Hotel Texas (Hilton)/Radisson in the park in General Worth Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 936 Main Street, Fort Worth TX 76102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. JFK (within shouting distance of this marker); Cynthia Ann Parker and Native Americans of North Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Flatiron Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Worth Library (about 300 feet away); Flying Machines (about 400 feet away); The Wild Bunch (about 700 feet away); John Peter Smith (about 700 feet away); Amon G. Carter, Sr. (1879-1955) (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Worth.
Categories. • Military • War, Mexican-American • Wars, US Indian •
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