Introduction to Wharton, Texas
Wharton was originally a part of the Caney Run mail route, which was founded in 1838, by the Republic of Texas. It was named in honor of two brothers, John and William Wharton, who led the struggle for Texas independence. The first post office was formed in 1847, and the city was incorporated in 1902.
Wharton and Nearby Attractions
- Riverfront Park
- Wharton County Historical Museum
- Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
- Stephen F. Austin State Park
- Wharton County Courthouse
Things To Do In Wharton
Wharton County Museum is a popular tourist attraction located in the city. The museum has many artifacts depicting the rich culture and history of the area. El Campo Museum of Natural History may also be visited. Stephen F. Austin State Park and Riverfront Park are popular parks which offer recreational opportunities. The Plaza Theater at the downtown square of Wharton is a popular entertainment arena.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport is located near the city.
Wharton Higher Education
Wharton County Junior College has a campus in the Wharton. Houston Baptist University and Brazosport College are among the other universities and colleges located near the city.