Taft is a city in San Patricio County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,048 at the 2010 census.
|Nickname(s): The Friendliest Cotton Pickin' Town in Texas|
Location of Taft, Texas
|Coordinates: 27°58′43″N 97°23′40″W|
Taft is located at (27.978584, -97.394320).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all land.
Taft, often called the "Friendliest Cotton-Pickin' Town in Texas", is not only rich in cotton, but also gas and oil resources. Taft was once the center of the million acre Taft Ranch. The ranch was built and owned by the half-brother of President William Howard Taft, Charles Phelps Taft. The nearby town of Sinton, Texas is named for his father in law David Sinton. The Blackland Museum houses everything from antique farm equipment to personal and household items used by the town's earliest inhabitants. Every year at Christmas time Santa leads a parade from his perch high atop a city fire truck, delighting residents and visitors of all ages.