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PEASTER, TEXAS

Parker County, North Central Texas
FM 920
9 Miles NW of Weatherford

Population: 102 (2000)

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Peaster Texas Church
Peaster church
Photo courtesy Mike Price, July 2009

A Visit to Peaster, Texas

History in a Pecan Shell
H. H. Peaster is the town’s namesake. Moving from Georgia in the 1870s, Peaster bought land here and promptly built a house. Originally called Freemont, the community underwent a change of name (to Peasterville) in the mid 1880s. Sometime later the ville suffix was dropped. The population reached 100 in the 1890s, growing to 300 residents in the mid 1920s.

The Great Depression left Peaster with just a third of the 1920s population. It hit a low of 80 residents by the mid 1970s but was back over 100 in the year 2,000.

Robert E. Howard, pulp fiction writer and creator of Conan the Barbarian was born in Peaster before moving to his longtime home of Cross Plains, Texas.


Photographer's Note:
Peaster Texas
- Hwy 920 NNW Weatherford
The church was labeled only as The Church In Peaster. Another small town centered around a large school complex. The sculpture stands just north of town. Appears to be affiliated with a religious retreat/entity next door as best I could determine. Quite large and impressive anyway. - Mike Price, July 2009
Peaster, Texas - Peaster Methodist Church
Peaster Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Mike Price, July 2009
Peaster Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Mike Price, July 2009
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Peaster Texas - Statue of Christ and angels
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Peaster, Texas - Statue of Angels
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Peaster Texas School
School
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Peaster Texas Old Stone Bldg
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Peaster Texas Post Office
Peaster, Texas Post Office
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