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

Peaster
Peaster is located in Texas
Peaster
Peaster
Location within the state of Texas
Peaster is located in the United States
Peaster
Peaster
Peaster (the United States)
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 zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID1378845

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HistoryEdit

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.

EducationEdit

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 residentsEdit

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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