Dunbar was just south of Farm Road 2767 in extreme eastern Smith County. In 1936 the Dunbar school, apparently named for Black poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar, had eight teachers and 178 Black pupils. The twenty-four school-age White children in the area were not enrolled. The 1936 county highway map also showed a business and a scattered collection of dwellings at the site, while the Mount Zion church and cemetery were just to the east. By 1952 Dunbar's school had been consolidated into the Holts Independent School District. In 1966 Dunbar comprised a school building, the County Line church, and a few farms along four dirt roads. The Chapel Hill system had absorbed the Holts Independent School District by 1969. During the early 1970s the school building, church, and scattered dwellings remained at Dunbar. The community was no longer shown on the 1981 county highway map.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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