TAFT Population- 3,605 Altitude- 34


Taft, Texas was established in the early 1900,s on the San Antonio and Aransas Pass rail road in east central San Patricio County. Taft was named for Charles Taft of the Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company for which the train station was a shipping point. Other partners in the enterprise were named Mathis, Fulton, and Sinton-all of whom have towns named for them also.

Today's economy is based on agriculture and diversified industries.

Taft Blackland Museum-

This museum is housed in the building that was once the headquarters of the giant Coleman-Fulton Pasture Co. The Museum Exhibits range from antique farm and ranch equipment to personal and household items of early settlers. Museum also contains valuable memorabilia from the Taft Ranch. Open Thursday at 10 a.m. till noon, I - 4 p.m., Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. 301 Green Ave. (512) 528-2206.



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