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Welcome to Wharton County Texas

Please note! This is not the official Wharton County Texas Web Site. It is an excellent site and can be found by
clicking here.

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.

Colorado RiverWharton County is approximately 35 Miles from the Gulf of Mexico and covers approximately 1090 square miles. The population of the county is approximately 41,600 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.

See more Wharton County Facts and History by clicking here.

Listing of What is Available in Wharton County

Special Wharton Web Sites
Wharton County FreeCycle
Do you have something you no longer need and would like to give it to someone who could really use it? List it on
Wharton County FreeCycle

Do you want to to discuss things about Wharton County with Wharton County People? Then visit
Wharton County Forum
Wharton County Unleashed.

Map of Wharton County

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