The Wharton County Extension Office will be closed on the following dates:

Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017
Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017
Veterans Day, Friday, November 10, 2017
Thanksgiving, November 23-24, 2017
Christmas, December 25-26, 2017


wharton County





Population (2000): 41,188
1,086 square miles

History: Wharton County was named for brothers William H. and John A. Wharton. The county was established after the Mexican War in 1846 from parts of Matagorda, Jackson and Colorado counties.

Topography: The Colorado River runs from northwest to southeast and flows through Glen Flora and Wharton. The county is 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. Level to undulating plains rise toward the north and are marked by a timber belt of ash, pecan, live oak and other varieties of hardwood trees along the Colorado River. In an area referred to as Bay Prairie, prairie and bunch grasses, mesquite, and oak predominate. The upper northeastern portion, Lissie Prairie, is treeless with prairie and bunch grasses. Altitude varies from 50 to 200 feet.