Marker Applications – approved fall 2018 round –

  • Louise State Bank Building (submitted by Joe Cardenas)
  • Old Jerusalem Cemetery (submitted by Willie S. Giles)
  • Wharton Journal-Spectator (submitted by WJ-S & WCHC)
  • Wharton Training School (submitted by Diane Dawson Bradley, et al.)

Declined: Wharton Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture (submitted by Ron Sanders) – will reapply

Courthouse Restoration photo collection: The restoration of Wharton County Courthouse was well documented by A. C. Shelton through hundreds of photographs taken over the years of the restoration (March 2003-August 2007).  A. C. has graciously allowed the Wharton County Courthouse Restoration-Preservation nonprofit to host their own website featuring his photo collection so that the story can be preserved.  The website will be linked to this website in the very near future.  Stay tuned!


  • Glen Flora, An Historical Remembrance – published by Wharton County Historical Commission on the occasion of the dedication of the historical marker for Glen Flora (2018).  We have a few copies left, priced at $15.
  • War Between States Changed Texas Forever – Merle Reue Hudgins’ latest book (published April 2017) is priced at $75, plus $10 to ship.  To order contact Wharton County Historical Commission at 979-532-8023.
  • “A Tale of Two Courthouses” – This publication is chapter four of Julie Freeman Reed’s Master’s Thesis entitled Up She Rises: The Birth and Legacy of the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.  This chapter tells the story of the restoration of Wharton County Courthouse from beginning to end.  It’s very well done, and we appreciate her allowing us to publish this one chapter.  We have some copies left, priced at $10.