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PEELER, TEXAS. 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.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Leon County Historical Book Survey Committee, History of Leon County (Dallas: Curtis Media, 1986).
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