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Wharton County, Texas

Wharton County is located on the gulf prairie and is bisected by the Colorado River with alluvial, black and sandy loam soils. Local economy is comprised of oil, agribusiness, hunting, varied manufacturing, and government services.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.1M
Lowest Price $259K
Highest Price $5.1M
Total Listings 47
Avg. Days On Market 203
Avg. Price/SQFT $428

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Where is Wharton County, Texas?

  • Wharton County, named for brothers William H. and John A. Wharton, is southwest of Houston on U.S. Highway 59 on the Coastal Plain of southeast Texas at the coastal bend. The county is bounded by Matagorda, Colorado, and Jackson counties and the San Bernard River, which forms its northeastern border and the Fort-Bend county line. Wharton County comprises 1,086 square miles and is divided primarily between prairie and timber land. The Colorado River, which traverses the county from northwest to southeast, divides it roughly in half and flows through Wharton and Glen Flora. The county lands are drained by Mustang Creek in the extreme west, the Colorado River in the central portions, and the San Bernard River and West Bernard Creek in the eastern portions.

  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 41,280. The county was named for brothers William Harris Wharton and John Austin Wharton. Wharton County comprises the El Campo, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Houston-The Woodlands, TX Combined Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Austin County (north)
  • Fort Bend County (northeast)
  • Brazoria County (east)
  • Matagorda County (southeast)
  • Jackson County (southwest)
  • Colorado County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Wharton County 

  • The 20th Century Technology Museum is located in Wharton, Texas, United States, and displays examples of technology from the 20th century. The museum is a non-profit organization and opened its gallery in July 2005 on the first floor of the former Wharton County Jail, which was constructed in 1888.
  • Wharton hosts Shanghai Days Cowboy Gathering in spring, and El Campo holds a Polka Expo in November. Wharton County is only thirty five miles from the Gulf of Mexico and minutes away from Houston, making it a prime location for agriculture or industry and as a residential location for those working outside Wharton County.
  • The Danish Heritage Museum contains artifacts and exhibits related to the everyday lives of the pioneer settlers of Danevang.  The first exhibits near the entrance stress the ties that still exist with the Mother Country of Denmark, and the Viking influence from the early years of the second millennium.

Farming and Ranching in Wharton County 

  • Altitude varies from 50 to 200 feet. The climate is considered subtropical humid, and rainfall averages forty-two inches annually. The average temperature is 93° F in the summer and 44° in the winter months. Occasional snow falls, and the growing season lasts 268 days per year.
  • In 2002 the county had 1,538 farms and ranches covering 637 acres, 67 percent of which were devoted to crops and 29 percent to pasture. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $146,370,000; crop sales accounted for $99,268,000 of the total. Rice, cotton, milo, corn, sorghum, and soybeans were the chief agricultural products. More than 2,055,000 barrels of oil, and 55,224,344 thousand cubic feet of gas well gas, were produced in the county in 2004; by the end of that year 342,766,363 barrels of oil had been taken from county lands since 1925.

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