Details for Wharton County (Atlas Number 5481005775)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5481005775

Data

Marker Number 5775
Atlas Number 5481005775
Marker Title Wharton County
Index Entry Wharton County
Address 101 Burleson St.
City Wharton
County Wharton
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 781463
UTM Northing 3245444
Subject Codes counties
Marker Year 1936
Designations
Marker Location 101 Burleson, Courthouse Square, Wharton
Marker Size 1936 Texas Centennial highway marker (pink granite)
Marker Text 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.