Dunbar, West Virginia

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Dogwoods flower in yards at Dunbar, West Virginia.

Dunbar, West Virginia (WV), a community on the Kanawha River in Kanawha County, was platted by Judge Fred P. Grosscup in 1912 and named for Dunbar Baines, a Charleston banker and lawyer. More than 11 prehistoric burial mounds were located in the community. The Dunbar Mound at Shawnee Regional Park, near Institute, West Virginia, has been preserved. A wine cellar here, at Wine Cellar Park, is a relic of the valley's importance in a region.

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Parks & Public Recreation

Wine cellar at Dunbar

The following parks and public recreation areas are located within 10 miles of the community.

  • Wine Cellar Park
  • Dunbar City Park
  • Shawnee Regional Park
  • Little Creek Park (South Charleston)


Dunbar is located on I-64, approximately seven miles west of Charleston, West Virginia, and seven miles east of Nitro, West Virginia.

Map of Dunbar, West Virginia

Regional Information

Dunbar is located in the Metro Valley Region in western West Virginia.