The Wharton County Historical Commission is working on the following projects:

  • Campo Santo Cemetery, Don-Tol – An historic cemetery marker application was submitted in 2016.  We hope to hear more about it soon.
  • Glen Flora – The marker text has been approved.  We’re just waiting for the THC to let us know when the marker has been ordered.
  • Jewish Families of Wharton County – Meyer Denn’s research continues.
  • New Philadelphia (better known as Lissie) – Dr. Sandra C. Thomas applied for topic consideration under THC’s Under-Told Story program.  We should hear more in August.
  • Old Bethlehem Church Cemetery, Don-Tol – Historic Cemetery Marker application submitted November 2016.
  • Old First State Bank of Louise  Joey Cardenas is working on an RTHL marker application for this historic landmark.
  • Old Jerusalem Cemetery, Spanish Camp.  We’ve applied under the THC’s “Under-Told Story” Program.  We expect to hear more in August.
  • Payne Prison Farm, Wharton: Research is in progress in preparation for marker application.  John Payne Prison Farm was located on FM 3012 at Payne and Lane City Roads in Wharton County.  Not much is known about the prisoners.  If you have knowledge, please contact Pat Blair.
  • Wharton Cemetery, Wharton – Work in the cemetery is ongoing.  We’ve made some progress by removing dead trees.   There is much more to be done.
  • St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church historical – marker – application approved 1/31/2017.  Marker dedication is the next step.
  • War Between States Changed Texas Forever – Merle Hudgins’ new book is out in print.  To order contact Wharton County Historical Commission at whartonwchc@yahoo.com or download the order form on our “New Book” page.