Dublin in Erath County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling Company
Sam Houston Prim (1863-1946) arrived in Dublin in 1891 with $680 worth of bottling equipment, purchasing property at the southeast corner of Patrick and Elm Streets to house his bottling works. Prim bottled Dr Pepper, along with other products, under an informal agreement until 1925, when he formally chose as a Dr Pepper distribution territory a 44-mile radius centered on Dublin -- an area that remains as the company's territory today. At the time of Prim's death, Dr Pepper executives noted that he had bottled the soft drink longer than any other individual. The company has remained in operation since that time, making it the oldest Dr Pepper bottler in the world.
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15878.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features.
Location. 32° 5.049′ N, 98° 20.545′ W. Marker is in Dublin, Texas, in Erath County. Marker is on Elm Street east of Patrick Street (U.S. 67/377), on the rightTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 221 South Patrick Street, Dublin TX 76446, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr Pepper Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Dublin National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); William T. Miller Grist Mill (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alexander Cemetery (approx. 7.7 miles away); Pecan Cemetery (approx. 8.2 miles away); Pecan Cemetery Tabernacle (approx. 8.6 miles away); In Memory of George Bernhard Erath (approx. 12.3 miles away); Erath Arches (approx. 12.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dublin.
Also see . . . Last Place That Made Original Formula Dr Pepper. (Submitted on March 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.