Dr Pepper Bottling of Brownwood has been named the Early Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for June. A pharmacist named Charles Alderton created Dr Pepper in 1885. Alderton worked at a drugstore in Waco, owned by Wade Morrison. Legend has it that Morrison named it "Dr Pepper" after the father of a young girl he was once in love with. Dr Pepper was created in Waco, in 1885 and, as such, is the oldest major soft drink brand in America.