Area Information

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.

Detailed Printable Portion of the Texas State Map showing Wharton, Texas

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.”

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 www.wcjc.edu.

Wharton Schools

Wharton Independent School District
2100 N. Fulton
Wharton, Texas 77488
  979-532-3612

Wharton High School
#1 Tiger Avenue
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-6800
  979-532-6807

Wharton Junior High School
1120 N Rusk St
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-6840

Wharton Elementary
2030 E. Boling Hwy
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-6882
  979-532-6884

C G Sivells Elementary School
1605 N. Alabama Rd.
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-6866

Faith Christian Academy
5227 FM 1301 Rd.
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-531-1000

Wharton County Junior College
911 E. Boling Hwy
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-4560

City Information

The city of 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 the Wharton Economic Development Corp and the City of Wharton websites.

Utilities

  • Electric Distributor: CenterPoint Energy
  • 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.

Healthcare

Wharton is a true regional center for Healthcare Services.

OakBend Medical Center’s Wharton Hospital Campus is home to our signature No Wait Emergency Room and hospital services that provide excellent care to our community. When necessary, our air ambulance has transfer agreements in place with several Texas Medical Center hospitals for the care of severely injured trauma patients and pediatric patients. As the last remaining independent nonprofit hospital in the Greater Houston Area, our mission is to provide exceptional, compassionate health care for our community, regardless of ability to pay. Our commitment extends beyond our hospital doors as we partner with Wharton and surrounding areas to ensure a healthy future for generations to come.

Healthcare Resources in Wharton

Clinics & Medical Groups
Counseling
Dentists/Dental Labs/Dental Care
Emergency Medical Services
Health Centers/Equipment
Home Health
Hospitals
Nursing Homes
Optical Shop
Optical, Optometrists, Opticians, & Optical Labs

Wharton Regional Airport Facilities

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
FAA Identifier: ARM

Owner

City of Wharton
120 E. Caney Street
Wharton, TX 77488

Manager

David Allen
  979-532-3210

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

Wharton Civic Center

The Wharton Civic Center is truly a reflection of our community, first-rate! It’s handsome interior includes a main hall, four meeting rooms, a caterer’s kitchen and lots of other amenities. The Wharton Civic Center’s sole purpose is to serve you. We’re ready!

  • 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

The Wharton Civic Center, 1924 N. Fulton St., is the premiere meeting and convention facility in Wharton. It is just minutes away from lodging, fine dining, the lively arts, shopping, antiques, museums, and our historic courthouse district.

For more information, call 979-532-2491 Ext. 600 or visit the City of Wharton website.

Church Directory

Abundant Life Christian Fellowship
121 E. Ahldag
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-2916
Richard Smith, Pastor

Caney Creek Church
118 W. Milam
Wharton, TX 77488
Mickey Reynolds, Pastor

Christ is Life
915 S. Alabama Rd.
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-3254
Michael B. Atherton, Pastor

Church of Christ
501 Abell St.
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-3524
Paul Jones, Minister

Church of Christ
1908 M.L.K. Blvd.
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-4837
Eddie Brinkley, Minister

Church of Christ
913 Spanish Camp Rd.
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-3744
James B. Scarlett, Minister

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1906 Briar Lane
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-3002
Wendell Allison, President

College Heights Baptist Church
1515 Briar Lane
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-4442
Don Hurley, Pastor

First Baptist Church
507 N. Fulton St.
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-4295
Mack Mathis, Pastor

First Presbyterian Church
1602 John Knox
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-3375
Rev. Debbie Cenko

First United Methodist Church
1717 Pioneer
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-1100
Rev. Paul Thomasson, Pastor

Grace Community Fellowship
1900 E. Boling Hwy.
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-3999
Myles Sweeney, Pastor

Holy Family Catholic Church
2011 Briar Lane
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-3593
Father Dominic Antwi-Boyasiako, Pastor

Lifeway Church
FM 1161 at County Rd.
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-218 532-5372
Pastor David Krischke

Macedonia Baptist Church
1019 W. Spanish Camp Rd.
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-2908
Rev. Leo C. Humphrey, Pastor

Mother Zion Baptist Church
  979-532-1831
Rev. C.L. Wallace, Pastor

New Faith Missionary Baptist
519 E. Emily and 2412 N. Walnut
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-2715
Felicia Matthews, Pastor

New Hope Community Church
226 N. Fulton St.
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-3224
Charles Sterns, Pastor

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
506 S. East Ave.
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-3492
Rev. Raymond Jackson, Pastor

Peace Tabernacle U.P.C.
1416 N. Alabama Rd.
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-4933
Charles Fisher, Pastor

St. James Missionary Baptist Church
816 Mattie
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-3764
Rev. B.B. Willis Sr., Pastor

St. John’s Lutheran Church (LCMS)
614 Pecan
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-4522
Rev. Barry Sharp, Pastor

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (ELCA)
325 N. East Ave.
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-2315
Pastor Laura Olson

St. Stephen’s Missionary Baptist Church
1213 Bailey
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-4526
Corey Gardner, Pastor

St.Thomas Episcopal Church
207 Bob-O-Link Lane
Wharton, TX 77488
  979-532-1723
Reverend Lance Ousley, Rector