Dunbar, West Virginia

Dogwoods flower at Dunbar, West Virginia, Kanawha County, Metro Valley Region
Dogwoods Flower at Dunbar, WV

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 native 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 wine producing region.

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Parks & Public Recreation

Wine Cellar at Dunbar, WV, Kanawha County, Metro Valley Region
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)

Location

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.

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