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Dunbar, West Virginia

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A community in Kanawha County, Dunbar, WV was not incorporated until 1921 although the town was laid out by Hon. Fred P. Grosscup of Charleston in 1912. Dunbar was named for Dunbar Baines, a prominent Charleston banker and lawyer. The town is located on the north side of the Kanawha River.

Dunbar, WV


Dunbar, WV is located is located along the north side of the Kanawha River, about: 2 miles southwest of Institue, WV; 3 miles west of South Charleston, WV; 7 miles west of Charleston, WV; 8 miles east of St. Albans, WV ; 10 miles southeast of Nitro, WV; and 9 miles southeast of Cross Lanes, WV.


Yeager Airport


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Map of Dunbar and Vicinity

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Tri-State Racetrack & Gaming Center - Casino, greyhound racing, and gaming


Kanawha County Public Library


Kanawha County Schools


Radio Stations

WBES (AM 1240) : WZJO (FM 94.5)



Map of Dunbar, WV showing streets, airports, parks, buildings, churches, cemeteries, trails and other points of interest, with link to driving directions.

Topo map of Dunbar, WV and vicinity.

Census Data

Population: 8,154 (2000 Census)


Elevation: 603 feet
Longitude: -81.7375
Latitude: 38.3606