Dunbar Township, PA

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?} Communities bordering Dunbar Township, PA include Bullskin Township, PA, Connellsville, PA, Dawson, PA, Dunbar, PA, North Union Township, PA, South Connellsville, PA, Springfield Township, PA, Stewart Township, PA, Upper Tyrone Township, PA, and Vanderbilt, PA.
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?} Public education for Dunbar Township, PA is provided by the Connellsville Area School District.

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PA State Game Land 51 is located in central Fayette County, PA along a portion of Chestnut Ridge. Elevation ranges from around 900 feet along the Youghiogheny River to in excess of 2300 feet in Wharton Township, PA.

The sprawling game reserve has land in the following communities: Connellsville Township, PA, Dunbar Township, PA, Springfield Township, PA, Stewart Township, PA, and Wharton Township, PA. It also borders portions of Ohiopyle State Park, PA to its east.

Water flowing through PA State Game Land 51 include: Bruner Run, Dunbar Creek (and its many smaller tributaries), Laurel Run, Morgan Run, and Youghiogheny River.
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Sheepskin Trail connecting Dunbar, PA with the Youghiogheny River Trail opened May 29, 2008. While only two miles of the crushed limestone trail have been completed to date, the plan is for the trail to run 32 miles to West Virginia through the communities of Uniontown, PA, Smithfield, PA, and Point Marion, PA.
Geography
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Dunbar Creek is a popular stream for trout fishing in Fayette County, PA. Dunbar Creek's headwaters are located between Fulton Knob and Dunbar Knob in North Union Township, PA (near Jumonville, PA) just east of Chestnut Ridge. The creek flows north by northeast along the eastern slopes of Chestnut Ridge through forested highlands as it enters Dunbar Township, PA, and then steers in a northwest direction as it cuts through Chestnut Ridge. Here the creek parallels Dunbar Ohiopyle Road until it enters Dunbar, PA, afterwards it turns north east again prior to its confluence with the Youghiogheny River.

Prior to Dunbar, PA, much of Dunbar Creek is on PA State Game Land.

Dunbar Creek is popular for fishing, and fly fishing along its upper portion. Access is provided by PA State Game Land 51 parkings lots and improved roads.
?} Dunbar Creek tributaries include:
?} Zebley Flats is an unusually flat highland area of forested terrain along the crest of Chestnut Ridge located in Dunbar Township, PA (central Fayette County, PA). Zebley Flats is on PA State Game Land 51 and is popular with local hunters for its abundant wildlife.

Zebley Flats can be accessed south of Dunbar Ohiopyle Road via some rough jeep trails.
?} West of Zebley Flats are Glade Run and Dunbar Creek, and to the north is Limestone Run.
History
?} Dunbar, PA has an active historical society, the "Dunbar Historical Society," that serves the community and surrounding Dunbar Township, PA.

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