Taryton was a planet located somewhere in the space of the galaxy's Alpha or Beta Quadrants, in orbit of the Wolf 698 star system, at coordinates 0.32N 4.21E.

In the 23rd century, Taryton was home to a Tellarite colony, a noted center of agriculture. By reference stardate 2/2306.01, the world had a population of 3.56 billion individuals, mostly Tellarite, and the government was a full-status colonial member of the Federation. (FASA RPG module: The Federation)