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Wharton County, Texas
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Wharton County, Texas Facts

Wharton County

When was Wharton County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 3, 1846 from Brazoria County, Colorado County, Jackson County and Matagorda County. This county was named for William Harris Wharton (1802–1839) and John Austin Wharton (1828–1865), brothers and officers in the Texas Revolution .

What is the County Seat of Wharton County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Wharton also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Wharton County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Austin County (north), Fort Bend County (northeast), Brazoria County (east), Matagorda County (southeast), Jackson County (southwest), Colorado County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Wharton County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include East Bernard, El Campo, Wharton.

Wharton County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Wharton County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Wharton County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Wharton County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Wharton County, TX Census Records

What Wharton County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Wharton County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Wharton Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Wharton Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Wharton Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.

Wharton County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Wharton County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Wharton County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Wharton County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Wharton County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 309 E. Milam, Ste 700, Wharton 77488
  • Wharton County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (979) 532-2381
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1847
    • Land Records: 1837
    • Probate Records: 1846
    • Court Records: 1847
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Wharton County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Wharton County, TX?
A list of Wharton County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Wharton County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Wharton County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Wharton County.

Wharton Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Wharton Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Wharton Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wharton Co. TX General and History Websites

Wharton Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Wharton Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wharton Co. TX Military Records

Wharton Co. TX Schools & Directories

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