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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] &gt;&nbsp;Wharton County'' <br>  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Wharton County'' <br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Wharton County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption TXGenWeb
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| county_map = Tx-wharton.png
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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  ==
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[http://www.co.wharton.tx.us/ips/cms Wharton County Courthouse]<br> 100 E Milam Street PO Box 69<br> Wharton, TX 77488<br> Phone: 979.532.2381&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, marriage records from 1857, land records from 1846, probate records from 1849, court records from 1909 and military records from 1919.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wharton County, Texas. Page 676 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Boling | Danevang | East Bernard | El Campo | Glen Flora | Hungerford | Lissie | Louise | Wharton
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|1850 |1752
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|1860 |3380
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|1870 |3426
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|1880 |4549
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|1890 |7584
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|1900 |16942
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|1910 |21123
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|1920 |24288
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|1930 |29681
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|1940 |36158
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|1950 |36077
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|1960 |38152
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|1970 |36729
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|1980 |40242
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|1990 |39955
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|2000 |41188
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''The Book of Wharton County, Texas'', 1926 by J. O. Graham.<br>
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*''A History of Wharton County'', 1964 by Annie Lee Williams. <br>
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcw06 Wharton County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm ][http://www.historictexas.net/wharton/places/1900map.htm Wharton County 1900] from the TXGenWeb site<br>
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/wharton/places/1900map.htm Wharton County 1900] from the TXGenWeb site<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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/CSA_pensions.htm Confederate Pension Applications filed in Wharton County]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.journal-spectator.com/index.shtml Wharton Journal Spectator ]<br>115 W Burleson St.<br>Wharton, TX 77488-5003
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*[http://www.leader-news.com/ El Campo Leader-News] <br>203 E Jackson St.<br>El Campo, TX 77437-4413
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*East Bernard Tribune<br>218 Dill Street<br>East Bernard, TX 77435<br>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.whartonco.lib.tx.us/newsite/ Wharton County Library]<br>Central Branch - 1920 North Fulton <br>Wharton, Texas 77488
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/wharton Wharton County TXGenWeb Site] history, genealogy and general information about Wharton County.
  
 
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County Courthouse

Wharton County Courthouse
100 E Milam Street PO Box 69
Wharton, TX 77488
Phone: 979.532.2381 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, marriage records from 1857, land records from 1846, probate records from 1849, court records from 1909 and military records from 1919.[1]

History

Parent County

1846--Wharton County was created 3 April 1846 from Matagorda, Jackson, and Colorado Counties.County seat: Wharton [2]

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wharton County, Texas. Page 676 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).