Taft, Texas was
established in the early 1900,s on the San
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.