Wharton County Information    


Wharton County, named for brothers William H. and John A. Wharton, is southwest of Houston on U.S. Highway 59 on the Coastal Plain of southeast Texas at the coastal bend. Wharton County comprises 1,086 square miles. The county's incorporated and largest communities are Wharton, the county seat, located at the center of the county (at 2919' N, 9606' W) east of the Colorado River, and El Campo, located west of the Colorado.

Read more about Wharton County from the Handbook of Texas Online

Aerial view of the city of Wharton

Wharton County Churches

Wharton County Sheriff's Department

Wharton Journal Spectator 
115 W Burleson St.
Wharton, TX 77488-5003 
El Campo Leader-News 
203 E Jackson St.
El Campo, TX 77437-4413 
East Bernard Tribune
218 Dill Street
East Bernard, TX 77435
(979) 335 - 4014 (Voice)
Nine-point Grain-market News 
101 August
El Campo, TX 77437 
Wharton County Courthouse, early 1900s

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Court House Restoration Project


Wharton County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 69
Wharton, TX 77488
(979) 532-2381


Wharton Public Library
1920 N. Fulton
Wharton, Texas 77488

Wharton County Historical Commission

Wharton County Museum
3615 N. Richmond Rd
Wharton, TX 77488
(979) 532-2600
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30-4:30; Sat-Sun 1-5 tours at 11 & 2 when museum is open

El Campo Museum of Art, Science and History
2350 N. Mechanic
(Civic Center)
El Campo, Texas 77437
(979) 543-5092
Hours Mon-Friday, 9 am-12 pm, 1-5 pm; Sat 1-5 pm.

Wharton County Chapter Texas German Society
P.O. Box 1236
El Campo, TX 77457

Wharton County Czech Society
Rt. 1, Box 23
Louise, TX 77455