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.
Hotels near Dunbar, West Virginia
Parks & Public Recreation
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)
Map of Dunbar, West Virginia
Dunbar is located in the Metro Valley Region in western West Virginia.