City of Wharton

City of Wharton (HM29O4)

Location: Wharton, TX 77488 Wharton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 18.591', W 96° 6.038'

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The town of Wharton was founded as the seat of Wharton County in April 1846. Land for a courthouse, named Monterey Square, was given from the land grant of William Kincheloe, one of Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" colonists who settled in this area in 1822. The townsite was surveyed by Virgil Stewart and William J. E. Heard, and the rich farmland attracted many settlers. The advent of railroads and irrigation brought increased settlement to the town, which remains a center of agricultural, educational, industrial, and medical services for a large area.
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HM NumberHM29O4
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Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 781614 N 3245805
Decimal Degrees29.30985000, -96.10063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 18.591', W 96° 6.038'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 18' 35.46" N, 96° 6' 2.28" W
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Area Code(s)409, 979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 W Burleson St, Wharton TX 77488, US
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