Welcome to Wharton County Texas
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Wharton County Texas is located along the beautiful Colorado River. We offer a vast history, antique shopping, and great
restaurants. We are approximately sixty miles from Houston and just a short hop from the gulf coast.
One can relax in a small town atmosphere with all the benefits of the big city.
County is approximately 35 Miles from the Gulf of Mexico and covers
approximately 1090 square miles. The population of the county is
according to the US Census Bureau's 2004 estimate.
3 April 1846 Wharton County was created from parts of Jackson and
Matagorda Counties (could also be from parts of Fort Bend and Colorado
counties as well. Different sources say different things.)
Both the city and the county are named for brothers James Austin and
William Harris Wharton who were active in the Texas Revolution.
The Wharton Brothers were both born in Virginia and grew up in Tennessee. Both brothers were lawyers as well.
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