Peeler, TX

By: Mark Odintz

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: June 1, 1995

Peeler was at the Missouri Pacific Railroad crossing of Keechie Creek, three miles west of Oakwood in northeastern Leon County. It was established in 1872 as a switch on the International-Great Northern Railroad. W. C. Gorman owned a large race track at the site, and quarterhorse racing was a popular attraction. By the 1890s pupils attended the one-room Peeler Switch school just south of the railroad tracks. The school burned in 1919, and students went to Keechi school instead. By the 1930s Peeler was deserted.

Leon County Historical Book Survey Committee, History of Leon County (Dallas: Curtis Media, 1986).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Mark Odintz, “Peeler, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 20, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 1, 1995

Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Leon County
  • Latitude: 31.55375500°
  • Longitude: -95.88290800°