Dunbar Neighborhood History & Culture

The Dunbar Neighborhood in San Marcos, Texas has a rich history and culture that is an integral part of our city's history. This page is dedicated to the people and places that formed this unique part of our community, and will be updated regularly with photos, oral histories, and other information.

Things to See in Dunbar

  • 200 Martin Luther King Dr.,
  • (512) 393-8421

Letters, books, photographs, and antique artifacts cover all aspects of African American life in early Texas, as visitors chart a rarely-told history of heroism in the Calaboose African American History Museum. “Calaboose,” was the common word for jail when Hays County’s first…

  • 734 Valley St
  • (512) 393-8400

Dunbar Park is located at the corner of Endicott and MLK Dr. The park is 7 acres and the amenities include a playground, basketball court, softball field, picnic tables, benches and trash cans.

  • 217 MLK Dr.
  • (512) 393-8400

Eddie Durham Park is named after renowned composer and jazz musician Eddie Durham. Durham was born in San Marcos in 1906. Eddie Durham Park features include a band shelter, park benches and a small domino pavilion.

San Marcos' Black History & Culture