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Dublin in Erath County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dr Pepper Texas

Pop. 1024

 
 
Dr Pepper Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 3, 2007
1. Dr Pepper Texas Marker
Inscription.  

Site of the oldest Dr Pepper bottling plant in the world!

Established 1891.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 32° 5.042′ N, 98° 20.521′ W. Marker is in Dublin, Texas, in Erath County. Marker is on East Elm Street 0.1 miles east of South Patrick Street (U.S. 377). Marker is located on lawn to east of bottling plant between Patrick Street and Grafton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 221 S Patrick St, Dublin TX 76446, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Dublin National Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William T. Miller Grist Mill (about 700 feet away); Alexander Cemetery (approx. 7.7 miles away); Pecan Cemetery (approx. 8.2 miles away); Pecan Cemetery Tabernacle (approx. 8.6 miles away); Lingleville Tabernacle (approx. 11.1 miles away); Lingleville (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dublin.
 
Also see . . .
Dr Pepper Bottling Plant image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 3, 2007
2. Dr Pepper Bottling Plant
Marker barely visible at far left edge of photo.

1. Only Place That Makes Original Formula Dr Pepper. On the RoadsideAmerica website. (Submitted on October 9, 2008.) 

2. Dublin Bottling Works History. (Submitted on October 9, 2008.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Sign changed.
The upper sign showing "Dr Pepper Texas, Pop. 1024" was replaced, in 2014, with a "Dublin Bottling Works" triangular sign.
    — Submitted November 28, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Mural on Dr Pepper Bottling Plant image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 3, 2007
3. Mural on Dr Pepper Bottling Plant
Sweet Inspiration Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 3, 2007
4. Sweet Inspiration Statue
This statue, in front of the bottling plant, depicts the plant's owner, Bill Kloster - "Mr. Dr Pepper" - offering a bottle to a little girl. Kloster worked at Dublin Bottling Works for 67 years, from age 14 until the day he died in 1999.
Sweet Inspiration Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 3, 2007
5. Sweet Inspiration Statue
The statue is at the corner of Patrick and Elm Streets.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,968 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 8, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the replaced sign. • Can you help?
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Nov. 24, 2020