The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 1, July 1897 - April, 1898 Page: 91
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Defunct Counties of Texas.
Santa Fe.-The county of Santa Fe was created by Act of March
15, 1848 (p. 95), with the following boundaries: Beginning at
junction of Rio Puerco with the Rio Grande, and running up the
principal stream of said Rio Grande to its source; thence due north
to the forty-second degree of north latitude; thence along the
boundary line as defined in the treaty between the United States
and Spain to the point where the one hundred degree of longitude
west of Greenwich intersects Red River; thence up the principal
stream of said Red River to its source; thence in a direct line to the
source of the principal stream of the Rio Puerco, and down said
Rio Puerco to place of beginning. This territory was ceded to the
United States by Act of November 25, 1850, accepting Act of the
United States Congress of September 4, 1850.
Worth.-Worth county was created by Act of January 3, 1850
(p. 201). It was composed of the following territory: Beginning
on the Rio Grande at the northwest corner of the county of El
Paso; thence up said river to a point twenty miles above the town
of Sabine; thence due to the eastern branch of the Rio Pecos;
thence down said stream to the northeast corner of the county of
El Paso; thence with the north boundary line of said county of El
Paso to the place of beginning. This territory was included in
that ceded to the United States by the Act of November 25, 1850,
accepting the act of United States Congress of September 4, 1850.
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