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Community events.




Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Dublin is approximately 3,707 (2004), 3654 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,507 (2000), 1305 (2010).
The amount of land area in Dublin is 8.025 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Dublin is 3.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.001 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dublin to Washington DC is 1329 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 127 miles. (as the crow flies)
Dublin is positioned 32.08 degrees north of the equator and 98.33 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Dublin elevation is 1,493 feet above sea level.
Dublin median income is $ 24,397 (2000).
The Dublin median home price is $ 43,000 (2000).


70 miles southwest of Fort Worth and 70 miles northwest of Waco. Nearby communities include Stephenville, De Leon, Gustine, Comanche, Hico, Bunyan, Lingleville, Harbin, Alexander, Proctor and Purves
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moderate. Average winter temperatures run in the 40s with average summer temperatures in the low 80s. Precipitation falls year-round with an average of five inches falling in May each year. Humidity remains high year-round at around 80%. Snow occasionally falls during winter months.
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History & History Related Items

Dublin was founded in 1854 by A.H. Dobkins. The name came later. The origin of the name is not certain. Some say is was for the warning cry at the time of Indian raids, "Double In." Others say it was for the city of Dublin in Ireland. While other say it was for the double log cabins that were used by the early settlers. It was first spelled Doublin. Once stagecoach service was established to Dublin in 1874, the area began to grow. The Texas Central Railroad came to nearby Mount Airy in 1881. A townsite was created a few miles from Mt. Airy by J.D. Bishop about the same time to which most residents of Dublin moved. Within a short time, the "new" Dublin had grown so much that the depot was moved from Mt. Airy to the new Dublin. This town was incorporated on 18 March 1889.

Dublin was one of the first towns in the state to have streetcars
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Ben Hogan
Dublin is the birthplace of Legendary Golfer, Ben Hogan. See some of Hogan's early golf clubs in the Dublin Historical Museum, open 1 to 5 daily.

Harry Tompkins, 6 time World Champion Cowboy makes Dublin his home. Come see some of Tompkin's accomplishments in the Dublin Rodeo Museum.

Dublin Texas is the home of the first Dr. Pepper bottling company. Established in 1891, the plant is the oldest continuous bottling plant in America, bottling for over 100 years and still continuing today (2003). This plant still uses pure cane sugar rather than cheaper corn syrup now used by most bottlers, including other Dr Pepper plants.

Dublin was the Cowboy Capital of the World when it held it's annual Rodeo in the 20,000 spectator Colburn Rodeo Bowl from 1940 to 1959. Home of the world's largest ranch devoted entirely to Rodeo livestock, the Lightning C Ranch, operated by Everett Colburn, and joined later by television star Gene Autry. This Rodeo made up its events and contestants each year in Dublin and then rode the train to New York and the Madison Square Gardens to perform their rodeo. Find additional information at the Dublin Rodeo Museum.

Dublin Rodeo Museum
updated biographies, histories, photographs, museum information photos and memorabilia from the original World Championship Rodeo. Dublin newest museum. Come see the early days of Rodeo in America. World's largest ranch devoted entirely to rodeo livestock, operated by Everett Colborn and later joined by television star Gener Autry.

Dublin Historical Museum
116 W. Blackjack
Dublin, Texas
Phone: 254-445-4550
see artifacts from the early days of Dublin. Open daily 9 to 5. Dublin Celebrates 150 years in 2004

Dr. Pepper Museum
105 E. Elm Street
Dublin, Texas
Phone: 254-445-3939
over 100 years of Dr Pepper advertising memorabilia on display. Take a tour to see America's oldest continious bottling plant, bottling for over 100 years. Taste some the "Dublin" Dr Pepper and see what all the fuss is about!

Proctor Lake
10 miles south of Dublin on Highway 377. A Corps of Engineers lake that offers recreational activities and excellent bass and crappie fishing.

There are two railroads, an airport, a golf course, Proctor Reservoir, a public library, a hospital and a nursing home. There are also several city parks in town.
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Economy & Industry

Dublin is central for the area's agriculture and industrial economies. Among the industries of the area are oil and gas production, peanut shelling and drying plants, saddle and rope making, clothing factories, feed mills and milk processing.
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Dublin City Government

Dublin City Hall
213 E Blackjack St
Dublin, TX 76446
Phone: 254-445-3331

Dublin has a Mayor, City Council, City Manager form of government.

Dublin Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
213 E Blackjack St
Dublin, TX 76446-2303
Phone: 254-445-3422

Dublin Community Events

March each year
The St. Patricks Day Festival is held each March with a carnival, food, pageants, sports, shows and much more.
June each year
Dr. Pepper Days
held the beginning of June each year to celebrate the association of Dr. Pepper and Dublin. The town is temporarily renamed Dr. Pepper during this festival.

Dublin Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
213 E Blackjack St
Dublin, TX 76446-2303
Phone: 254-445-3422

Dublin Libraries

Dublin Public Library
206 W Blackjack St
Dublin, TX 76446
Phone: 254-445-4141

Dublin Schools

Dublin Independent School District
420 N Camden St
Dublin, TX 76446
Phone: 254-445-3341 Dublin


The population of Dublin was:
1890 - 2,025
1900 - 2,370
1930 - 2,271
1950 - 2,746
1970 - 2,810
1980 - 2,723
1990 - 3,190
2000 - 3,754
2004 - 3,707

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