Welcome to El Campo, Texas!Wharton County proper was created in 1846 from parts of Jackson and Matagorda counties and named after James A. and William H. Wharton, brothers who were active in the Texas Revolution.
El Campo is situated in the center of an area, which is now known as the Coastal Plains of Texas. Because of the bountiful native grasses, these plains were used as open range for cattle by Spanish explorers, later by Mexican cattlemen and then settlers brought in by Colonist Stephen F. Austin. After Texas won its independence from Mexico, German, Irish and Swedish immigrants moved into the area and cattle production remained the principal income of the people.
El Campo Links:
El Campo Chamber Of Commerce & Agriculture
El Campo Leader News
KULP 1390 AM Radio
City of El Campo
ECISD (El Campo Independent School District)
El Campo Fire Department
City Development Corporation
TORCH (Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals)
THA (Texas Hospital Association)
Texas Medical Board
MEHOP (Methodist Episcopal Health Outreach Program)
El Campo Memorial Hospital (ECMH) and its predecessor have been providing the highest quality medical care in El Campo for over 68 years, and at the current location since 1979.The hospital is accredited by state and federal regulations (Medicare/Medicaid). Patient Billing: Various physicians involved in your care at ECMH will bill you directly for their services. These may include your anesthesiologist, emergency room physician(s), radiologist, pathologist, cardiologist or other consulting physician during your ER visit or hospital stay. Please remember that some physicians are private practitioners (contracted by ECMH and not an actual employee of ECMH) and may not be a provider on your specific managed care plan.