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Wharton County Listings

By Victoria Advocate
Aug. 24, 2013 at 3:24 a.m.


Chambers of Commerce

Wharton Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture

Where: 225 N. Richmond Road

Information: 979-532-1862

whartontexas.com

El Campo Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture

Where: 201 E. Jackson St.

Information: 979-543-2713

elcampochamber.com

Festivals

Louise Fall Festival

When: Sept. 28-29

Prairie Days Festival

Where: Alamo Park, El Campo

When: Oct. 5

Annual Burr Trade Days

Where: 411 County Road 123, Wharton

When: 8 p.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25-26

Information: Call 979-453-0860

Wine and Art Festival

Where: Monterey Square downtown, Wharton

When: 2 p.m.-9 p.m., Oct. 12

Sixth Annual Wharton Chamber of Commerce Golf Tour

When: 7:30 a.m. Oct. 19

Wharton County Relay for Life

Where: Rice Bird Football Stadium, El Campo

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 28

Christmas Mall

Where: El Campo Civic Center

When: Dec. 7-8

El Campo Chamber Parade

When: 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 5

Wharton County Youth Fair & Rodeo

Where: Crescent Fairgrounds

When: April 26-May 3

Ricebelt Antique Tractor Pull and Show

When: Date not available

Parks

Caney Creek Park

Where: 400 S. Caney Drive, Wharton

Harris Park

Where: Near near Camellis Ave. and West Milam St., Wharton

Croom Park

Where: 2900 Old Lane City Road, Wharton

Riverfront Park

Where: U.S. Highway 59 bridge, Wharton

Friendship Park

Where: In the 1300 block of N. Wharton St., El Campo

Rotary Park

Where: 1211 E. Jackson St., El Campo

Willie Bell Park

Where: 720 W. Second St., El Campo

Second Street Park

Where: 603 W. Second St., El Campo

Alamo Park

Where: 226 W. First St., El Campo

Evans Park

Where: 112 E. Monseratte, El Campo

Delta Street Park

Where: 1303 Delta St., El Campo

Libraries

Wharton County Library

Where: 1920 N. Fulton St., Wharton

Information: 979-532-8080,

whartonco.lib.tx.us/newsite/mainbranch.php

Where: El Campo Branch Library

200 W. Church St., El Campo

Information: 979-543-2362,

whartonco.lib.tx.us/elcampobranch.php

East Bernard Branch Library

Where: 746 Clubside Drive, East Bernard

Information: 979-335-6142,

whartonco.lib.tx.us/newsite/eastbernardbranch.php

Louise Branch Library

Where: 803 Third St., Louise

Information: 979-648-2018,

whartonco.lib.tx.us/newsite/louisebranch.php

Museums

Wharton County

Historical Museum

Where: 3615 N. Richmond Road, Wharton

Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Information: 979-532-2600,

whartoncountyhistoricalmuseum.com

El Campo Museum of Natural History

Where: 2350 N. Mechanic Road, El Campo

Hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

Exhibits: Alaskan brown bear, Arctic exhibit, Africa exhibit, Jungle exhibit, Rocky Mountain exhibit, South Texas exhibit, waterfowl, hump lures, seashells collection.

Information: 979-543-6885,

elcampomuseum.org

Golf Courses

El Campo Country Club

Where: 1788 County Road 351, El Campo

Hours: Golf Course, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, closed Monday. Restaurant, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday

Information: elcampocountryclub.com

New Gulf Golf Club

Where: 131 Ave. E, Boling-Iago

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily

Information: 979-657-4639,

newgulfgolfclub.com

Wharton Country Club

Where: 126 Country Club Drive, Wharton

Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; closed Monday; restaurant hours vary

Information: 979-532-5940,

whartoncountryclub.com

Fishing holes, lakes

Colorado River

Small fishing pier, bankside fishing

Where: 300 E. Elm St., Wharton

Hospitals

Gulf Coast Medical Center

Where: 10141 U.S. Highway 59, Wharton

Information: 979-532-2500,

gulfcoastmedical.com

El Campo Memorial Hospital

Where: 303 Sandy Corner Road, El Campo

Information: 979-543-6251, ecmh.org

School districts

Wharton Independent

School District

Where: 2100 N. Fulton St., Wharton

Grades: Pre-kindergarten through 12th

Classification: 4A

Campuses: One high school, one junior high, two elementary schools, one alternative school

Information: 979-532-3612,

whartonisd.net

El Campo Independent

School District

Where: 700 W. Norris St., El Campo

Grades: Pre-kindergarten through 12th

Classification: 4A

Campuses: One high school, one middle school, three elementary schools

Information: 979-543-6771, ecisd.org

Private Schools

Faith Christian Academy

Where: 5227 Farm-to-Market Road 1301, Wharton

Grades: 12 months old through 12th grade

Campuses: One school

Information: 979-531-1000,

faithchristianacademy-wharton.org

St. Philip Catholic School

Where: 302 W. Church St., El Campo

Grades: Pre-kindergarten through 8th grade

Campus: One school

Information: 979-543-2901, stphilipschool.org

Presbyterian Preschool and Day School

Where: 312 Depot St., El Campo

Grades: Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten

Campus: One preschool

Information: 979-543-3658, elcampopresbyterian.org

Wharton County Demographics

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