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Clute in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

William Harris Wharton

 
 
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By Chris Kneupper
1. William Harris Wharton Marker
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Participated in the Battle of Velasco, 1832 · Member of the Convention of Texas, 1832 · President of the Convention of 1833 · Minister of the United States, 1836-1837 · Member of the 5th Congress of the Republic · Born in Virginia, 1806 · Died March 14, 1839
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9614.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 14, 1839.
 
Location. 29° 1.307′ N, 95° 25.069′ W. Marker is in Clute, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker can be reached from West Lake Jackson Road north of West Plantation Drive, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located at the rear of a cemetery (Restwood Memorial Park) adjacent to Plantation Drive and Dixie Drive. It can be found by entering the cemetery by an access road next to Lakewood Funeral Home at 98 Dixie Drive, and
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By Chris Kneupper
2. William Harris Wharton Marker
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driving straight back almost all the way to the back, where the marker is on the left. It is next to a similar marker for Branch T. Archer. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clute TX 77531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Branch Tanner Archer (a few steps from this marker); Eagle Island Plantation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mammoth Lake (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Brazos Canal (approx. 2.6 miles away); Site of Crosby's Landing (approx. 2.7 miles away); Velasco Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Stringfellow Ranch (approx. 3.6 miles away); Abner Jackson Plantation (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clute.
 
Regarding William Harris Wharton. William H. Wharton is not buried at this site. He is buried in the pre-Civil War Wharton family cemetery directly north a short distance across Eagle Lake, a small C-shaped "cutoff" lake on the former property of Eagle Island Plantation. This cemetery is logged by the Texas Historical Commission as "Wharton-Eagle Island Cemetery", with Cemetery ID# BO-C139. It is also logged as an archaeological site - 41BO143, Area A. An article about the cemetery is found in the quarterly journal of the Southern Texas Archaeological Association known as "La Tierra", Vol. 11, No. 4 (Oct 1984), pp. 2-13.
 
Also see . . .  William H. Wharton entry in Handbook of Texas
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. (Submitted on May 6, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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