Wharton County, Texas

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== [[Image:Wharton_County,_TX,_Courthouse_IMG_1027.jpg|thumb|right|350px]]County Courthouse  ==
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| county = Wharton County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1846
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| founded date = April 3
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| seat wl = Wharton
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== [[Image:Wharton County, TX, Courthouse IMG 1027.jpg|thumb|right|350px]]County Courthouse  ==
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1846--'''Wharton County was created 3 April 1846 from[[Matagorda County, Texas|&nbsp;Matagorda]], [[Jackson County, Texas|Jackson,]] and&nbsp;[[Colorado County, Texas|Colorado ]]Counties.'''County seat:''' Wharton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1846--'''Wharton County was created 3 April 1846 from[[Matagorda County, Texas|&nbsp;Matagorda]], [[Jackson County, Texas|Jackson,]] and&nbsp;[[Colorado County, Texas|Colorado ]]Counties.'''County seat:''' Wharton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Boling | Danevang | East Bernard | El Campo | Glen Flora | Hungerford | Lissie | Louise | Wharton
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Boling | Danevang | East Bernard | El Campo | Glen Flora | Hungerford | Lissie | Louise | Wharton  
  
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*''The Book of Wharton County, Texas'', 1926 by J. O. Graham.<br>  
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*''The Book of Wharton County, Texas'', 1926 by J. O. Graham.<br>
*''A History of Wharton County'', 1964 by Annie Lee Williams. <br>  
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*''A History of Wharton County'', 1964 by Annie Lee Williams. <br>
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcw06 Wharton County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcw06 Wharton County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwharto/WWII_Book/wwII_index.htm Men and Women of Wharton County in World War II] photos and information
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwharto/WWII_Book/wwII_index.htm Men and Women of Wharton County in World War II] photos and information  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwharto/CSA_pensions.htm Confederate Pension Applications filed in Wharton County]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwharto/CSA_pensions.htm Confederate Pension Applications filed in Wharton County]
  
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/wharton Wharton County TXGenWeb Site] history, genealogy and general information about Wharton County.
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/wharton Wharton County TXGenWeb Site] history, genealogy and general information about Wharton County.
  
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Wharton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Wharton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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Revision as of 00:18, 6 March 2011

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Wharton County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 3, 1846
County Seat Wharton
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Contents

Wharton County, TX, Courthouse IMG 1027.jpg
County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1846--Wharton County was created 3 April 1846 from Matagorda, Jackson, and Colorado Counties.County seat: Wharton [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Boling | Danevang | East Bernard | El Campo | Glen Flora | Hungerford | Lissie | Louise | Wharton

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 1,752
1860 3,380 92.9%
1870 3,426 1.4%
1880 4,549 32.8%
1890 7,584 66.7%
1900 16,942 123.4%
1910 21,123 24.7%
1920 24,288 15.0%
1930 29,681 22.2%
1940 36,158 21.8%
1950 36,077 −0.2%
1960 38,152 5.8%
1970 36,729 −3.7%
1980 40,242 9.6%
1990 39,955 −0.7%
2000 41,188 3.1%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.







Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • The Book of Wharton County, Texas, 1926 by J. O. Graham.
  • A History of Wharton County, 1964 by Annie Lee Williams.
  • Wharton County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).