Location

Wharton is located on the Colorado River, 30 miles southwest of Sugar Land and 55 miles from downtown Houston. Located 45 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, the elevation is 101 feet.

For a detailed printable portion of the Texas State Map showing Wharton, Texas – click HERE

Education

Primary and Secondary Education
In addition to its academic excellence, Wharton ISD boasts many athletic and other extracurricular accomplishments. The Community is “Tiger Proud.” For more information on WISD.

Wharton County Junior College is a rapidly growing institution serving Wharton and the surrounding counties through a wide variety of Certificate and Degree Programs. WCJC has its Home Campus based in Wharton, with other campus settings in Sugar Land and Richmond. WCJC recently opened its Fort Bend Technical Center, also in Richmond, to better serve the needs of the community and Employers through an innovative workforce development partnership. Besides these four campuses, WCJC offers programs in other communities in the region, and via the Internet. For more information, visit

City Information

Wharton has . . .

  • A City Industrial Team
  • An Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO)
  • An Industrial Development Foundation
  • A Planning Commission
  • A Tax Abatement Reinvestment Zone
  • A Chamber of Commerce
  • Membership in Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments
  • Southern Building Code Compliance
  • Enterprise Zone

 

Government

Wharton’s municipal government consists of a Council/Mayor/Manager system. Full-time fire and police personnel serve the city and surrounding area. The City also has an economic development program. For more information, visit Wharton Economic Development Corp.

Utilities

  • Electric Distributor: Various
  • Water Source: City of Wharton (deep wells)
  • Type of Solid Waste Disposal: Sanitary
  • Natural Gas Distributor: CenterPoint Energy

Recreational Facilities

Wharton has ten city parks, twelve tennis courts, and one private golf course. Lake Texana is 35 miles from the city, and the Gulf of Mexico is 45 miles away. Excellent goose/duck hunting is available in the immediate area. The City of Houston is only an hour’s drive away and also provides professional sports events, cultural activities, and other types of entertainment.
Health Care

Wharton is a true regional center for Healthcare Services. Gulf Coast Medical Center (GCMC) is a full-service community Hospital that serves not only Wharton and Wharton County, but the seven surrounding counties as well. More than 70 primary care and specialist physicians provide full-time coverage to the community through affiliations with South Texas Medical Clinics (STMC). Together GCMC and STMC provide sub-specialists who bring part-time services to Wharton that you wouldn’t ordinarily find outside of a major metropolitan area. These specialty services include Hyperbaric Oxygen, a Sleep Disorder Center, state-of-the-art diagnostic services, and even a Cancer Center that offers radiation therapy and medical oncology services. Together with South Texas Medical Clinics, GCMC recently introduced the region’s first and only Open MRI Imaging Center.

Wharton Regional Airport Facilities and Information

Flying in Wharton’s Municipal Airport affords landing, fuel, charter, maintenance, hangar facilities and more to accommodate you. Business or pleasure — Wharton knows how to welcome you in style!

Elevation: 100 feet
Facilities: Terminal Building
2 Maintenance Hangars (Total – 7,000 sq. ft.)
T-Hangars for 38 aircraft, single/ multi-engine
Industrial hangar (Total 24,000 sq. feet)
Runway Surface: Asphalt
Runway, Taxiway, Ramp/Apron Strength: 30,000 lb. single wheel loading
Taxiway: Parallel, 5,000 ft.X30 ft., asphalt
Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI) on 14 and Visual Approach Slope Indicator (PLASI) on 32
Lighting: MIRL/MITL (medium intensity runway/taxi lighting) Lighted dusk to dawn.
Rotating Beacon, Segmented Circle
Lighted Wind Direction Indicator.
VOR Frequency: 116.4 ELA (bearing 153 degrees, 26 nautical miles)
TCA: None, airport located outside Houston Class B Airspace
Non-directional Beacon (NDB): 245
Unicom: 122.7

Attendant Schedule: 8:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Fuel: Jet-A; 100LL
Repairs: Airframe: MAJOR
Power Plant: MAJOR
Lights: DUSK-DAWN
UNICOM 122.7
Remarks: Food-Lodging (3MI); Enterprise Rental Car upon request; FLT INST; (MC, VISA, AMEX, PHILLIPS, MULTI-SERVICE); NDB245
Fixed Based Operator: PIONEER AVIATION

Operator: Cecil Ellis
Pioneer Aviation
Rt. 1 Box 660, Hwy. 59 Wharton, TX 77488
TEL: 979-532-3210 FAX: 979-532-2700

HOURS OF OPERATION:
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
(7 DAYS A WEEK)

Convention Facilities

Wharton Civic Center

  • Over 20,000 square feet
  • 10,000 square feet in main auditorium to seat 750 people
  • Large meeting areas to accommodate 150 people
  • Conference Foyer for Trade Shows or dining (seating 125)
  • Two smaller meeting rooms for groups of 30 to 50
  • Several mini conference rooms

Located at: 1924 North Fulton
For further information: (979) 532-4811 (Ext. 603) or Fax: (979) 532-2213

Church Directory

Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, 121 E. Ahldag 532-2916 Richard Smith, Pastor

Caney Creek Church, 118 W. Milam Mickey Reynolds, Pastor

Christ is Life, 915 S. Alabama Rd. 532-3254 Michael B. Atherton, Pastor

Church of Christ, 501 Abell St. 532-3524 Paul Jones, Minister

Church of Christ, 1908 M.L.K. Blvd. 532-4837 Eddie Brinkley, Minister

Church of Christ, 913 Spanish Camp Rd. 532-3744 James B. Scarlett, Minister

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1906 Briar Lane 532-3002 Wendell Allison, President

College Heights Baptist Church, 1515 Briar Lane 532-4442 Don Hurley, Pastor

First Baptist Church, 507 N. Fulton St. 532-4295 Mack Mathis, Pastor

First Presbyterian Church, 1602 John Knox, 532-3375 Rev. Debbie Cenko

First United Methodist Church, 1717 Pioneer 532-1100 Rev. Paul Thomasson, Pastor

Grace Community Fellowship, 1900 E. Boling Hwy., 532-3999 Myles Sweeney, Pastor

Holy Family Catholic Church, 2011 Briar Lane 532-3593 Father Dominic Antwi-Boyasiako, Pastor

Lifeway Church, FM 1161 at County Rd. 218 532-5372 Pastor David Krischke

Macedonia Baptist Church, 1019 W. Spanish Camp Rd. 532-2908 Rev. Leo C. Humphrey, Pastor

Mother Zion Baptist Church, 532-1831 Rev. C.L. Wallace, Pastor

New Faith Missionary Baptist, 519 E. Emily and 2412 N. Walnut 532-2715 Felicia Matthews, Pastor

New Hope Community Church, 226 N. Fulton St. 979-532-3224 Charles Sterns, Pastor

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 506 S. East Ave. 532-3492 Rev. Raymond Jackson, Pastor

Peace Tabernacle U.P.C., 1416 N. Alabama Rd. 532-4933 Charles Fisher, Pastor

St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 816 Mattie 532-3764 Rev. B.B. Willis Sr., Pastor

St. John’s Lutheran Church (LCMS), 614 Pecan 532-4522 Rev. Barry Sharp, Pastor

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (ELCA), 325 N. East Ave. 532-2315 Pastor Laura Olson

St. Stephen’s Missionary Baptist Church, 1213 Bailey 532-4526 Corey Gardner, Pastor

St.Thomas Episcopal Church, 207 Bob-O-Link Lane 532-1723 Reverend Lance Ousley, Rector