Peaster, Texas

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Peaster
Unincorporated community
Peaster is located in Texas
Peaster
Peaster
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 32°52′19″N 97°52′00″W / 32.87194°N 97.86667°W / 32.87194; -97.86667Coordinates: 32°52′19″N 97°52′00″W / 32.87194°N 97.86667°W / 32.87194; -97.86667
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyParker
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID1378845
 
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Peaster
Unincorporated community
Peaster is located in Texas
Peaster
Peaster
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 32°52′19″N 97°52′00″W / 32.87194°N 97.86667°W / 32.87194; -97.86667Coordinates: 32°52′19″N 97°52′00″W / 32.87194°N 97.86667°W / 32.87194; -97.86667
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyParker
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID1378845

Peaster is an unincorporated community in Parker County, Texas, United States, nine miles (14 km) northwest of Weatherford.

History[edit]

Settlement began in the 1870s when Georgia native H.H. Peaster bought 160 acres (0.65 km2) of land and built a house. The community that developed near the site of his home was originally called Freemont; in 1885 the name was changed to Peasterville. Throughout the 20th century, Peaster has served area farmers as a school and church community. During the mid-1920s the town's population grew to approximately 300, but this was soon followed by a steep decline after the Great Depression. From 1975 to 1990, Peaster had around 80 residents. Current estimates put the population at approximately 100.

Education[edit]

The Peaster Independent School District serves the community and home to the Peaster High School Greyhounds. Peaster High School has many sports which include: Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field, Softball, Volleyball, and Cross-Country. The school is also considering starting Soccer and Football.

Famous residents[edit]

Peaster is the birthplace of writer Robert E. Howard, creator of the character Conan the Barbarian and author of many other works.

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