historical marker Peaster Cemetery Texas TX US United States of America cemetery display Historical Site marker sign attraction education information landmark Place of Interest Tourist Destination Travel Destination America Buster Brown graveyard Henry H. Peaster historic marker historic site John Alexander Fox Mary D. Hunt Parker County Peaster signage attractive destination educating info tourist attraction United States American gravestone history no people text appealing tourism travel grave stone historic nobody word attract cemeteries daytime displays historical markers markers signs South color image historical landmarks outdoor tombstone USA vertical Jason O. Watson / historical-markers.org appeal day educate graveyards historic markers historic sites colour image destinations headstone outside tourist attractions U.S. day time gravestones grave U.S.A. day-time grave stones words death color images daylight outdoors tombstones verticals colour images headstones natural light outsides graves deaths sign with text
South Carolina native Henry H. Peaster purchased 160 acres here in 1870. The village of Peaster began with Henry Peaster's sale of town lots here in the late 1880s. The earliest recorded burial is that of Mary D. Hunt in 1886. In 1893 Peaster donated two acres here for cemetery purposes. Still active, the cemetery contains the graves of early area settlers and their descendants; veterans of the Civil War, World War I, and World War II; and Peaster's most famous citizen, John Alexander Fox, who created the "Buster Brown" character for the Buster Brown Shoe Company's advertising campaign. Sesquicentennial of Texas Statehood 1845-1995.