Established in 1854 by A.H.
Dobkins and named in 1860. The name, originally spelled
Doublin, is said to have been a practice by early settlers
who "doubled in" their wagons to escape Indian
raids. Another version says the town was named after the
capital of Ireland. In 1881, the town moved four miles to a
site owned by J.D. Bishop in order to be near the newly-laid
Texas Central Railroad. Dublin is known primarily for peanut
crops and dairy farming, but is also supported by beef, feed
In Erath Co., the city is 72
miles southwest of Fort Worth and 45 miles northeast of
Brownwood. Hunters take deer, duck, dove, and quail in
Dr. Pepper Bottling Co.
Opened in 1891, the bottling
plant in Dublin was the first franchise. The plant still uses
pure cane sugar instead of artificial sweeteners. Museum
features memorabilia; bottling done on Tues. Open Mon. - Fri.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 221 S. Patrick. Tel. (817)445-3466.
Named for Grace Lyon, daughter
of founder of Dr. Pepper Bottling plant. Memorabilia of
city's past; also features clothing, photos, pump organ and
machinery. Open Fri., Sat. 2 - 5 p.m. At E. Blackjack &
S. Grafton Sts.