Wharton Economic Development Corporation
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Although Texas has a multitude of great places to visit, nowhere else in our Great State will you find the True Texas Experience of feeling at home, as you will in in Wharton.  Texas was named after the Indian word, "Tejas", which means friendship, and when in Wharton, Texas that small town friendship is a reality.   Pulitzer Prize winner and Playwright, of To Kill A Mockingbird, Horton Foote and TV News Anchor Dan Rather were residents of the Small Town of Wharton. Both were internationally known and have helped carve the history books of our nation. New play writes and news anchors can also claim Wharton as their hometown and boast about our low cost of living and down home hospitality.

Vast miles of blue skies and sunshine are part of Wharton’s ambiance so be sure to bring along a good sun screen when you chose to live here and enjoy our great outdoor and recreational activities. Winters here are mild, and it’s not unusual to see our friends dressed in summer attire in the middle of December!

Business ventures are welcomed as tourists join us by the bus load.  Featured stops include:


• 1889 Historic Wharton County Courthouse • Colorado River
• Morris Ranch and Carriage House Wharton County Historical Museum and 20th Century Technology Museum
• Restored Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Tee Pee Motel and RV Park
• Dinosaur Park Plaza Theatre with live entertainment throughout the year
Business in Small Town Texas
From Incentives to Business Assistance, the City and County can help with starting or moving your new or expanding business.  Friendly Partners helping you to make Wharton your home include: Utility Providers, Title Companies, Newspapers, Financial Institutions and Day Care Providers. 
Best Small Town in Texas to Retire to is Wharton, Texas
Wharton is proud of our community and the people living here. Seniors have access to amenities, culture, festivals and other unique events. Wharton is the ideal place to live with affordable housing (Apartment Rentals, Real Estate Companies, and USDA Home Loans), and two RV Parks, the Tee Pee Motel and RV Park and Pecan Park (2511 North Richmond Road - 979-618-0890). Enjoy plays, musicals, sessional baseball and take advantage of a variety of courses offered by Wharton County Junior College. Other amenities include outstanding community plays at The Plaza Theatre, located on the Historic Downtown Square and a Country Club for socializing and golf. Wharton Country Club was ranked #7, by The Texas Golf Panel Members’, among the TOP 25 NINE-HOLE COURSES in Texas. Pilots will also be delighted to find a regional airport conveniently located just off US Highway 59. Wharton is the perfect place to breathe fresh air and see the wide open sky in a less populated area – a wonderful place to call home.

Gulf Coast Medical Center
and Memorial Hermann Medical Group
serve a six county region and offer a variety of services benefitting our aging community. Options for individuals, caregivers, and seniors are evident in the many health care services offered and address both individual and community health needs and management.  The Wharton Kidney Center provides quality dialysis treatments six days a week.

New and longtime residents can connect to the many stakeholders in the community.  Local businesses, civic organizations and cultural institutions (such as the Wharton County Historical Museum and the 20th Century Technology Museum) provide opportunities  to create new roles for seniors. As residents learn of the assets in the community, they are positioned and welcomed to design and implement  plans for their desired growth of Wharton.

Wharton believes that the retiring population moving here will strengthen our community as a whole.

Need more Information? please contact WEDC at 979-532-0999 with any questions you may have. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can.
Chad Odom - Executive Director
1944 North Fulton • Wharton, Texas 77488
Office: 979-532-0999
Toll Free: 866-532-0999
Fax: 979-532-5257
Email: wedc1@sbcglobal.net
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