DUBLIN Pop. 3,754 Alt. 1,493

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 and fertilizer.

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 season.

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.

Lyon Museum

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.



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