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WHARTON COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Wharton County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    WHARTON COUNTY
    Created April 3, 1846, from Matagorda and Jackson counties,
    Organized same year.
    Named for William H. Wharton, 1806-1839, Texas minister to the United States 1836-1837, and his brother John A. Wharton 1809-1839. Adjutant at San Jacinto; member of Congress of the Republic of Texas 1837-1839.
    Wharton the county seat.
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    Wharton County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy George Shaffer

    Wharton County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

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  • TX  Wharton County 1907 Postal Map
    Wharton County TX 1907 Postal Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Wharton County Texas 1920s map
    Wharton County TX 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Fort Bend  County Texas 1940s map
    Wharton County TX 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Wharton County Centennial Marker
    TX - Van Zandt County Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson

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