City of St. Albans, WV

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City of St. Albans, WV

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About St. Albans, WV

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Welcome to the City of St. Albans, West Virginia!

We’re a small, historic town in Kanawha County, with incredible offerings and opportunities for all ages and backgrounds.

The history of St. Albans, West Virginia can be traced back to its original name of Philippi, after Philip Thompson, an early settler. The town was renamed Colesmouth due to the area and river being discovered by Samuel Cole. The City was then incorporated as Kanawha City in 1868. The City was renamed St. Albans in 1872 by H.C. Parsons of the C & O Railroad in honor of his birthplace in St. Albans, Vermont.

Our historic town is rich in history, community, and culture, with an unending list of attractions and activities. We have plenty of offerings for the whole family to explore and enjoy, from our beautiful, historic downtown to our scenic riverfronts, diverse dining and shopping opportunities, and newly established flatwater trail access!

Business is Booming on Main Street in St. Albans, WV

Doing Business

The City of St. Albans, West Virginia, has a thriving business community. The City offers a business-friendly environment with a low tax rate and various incentives for established businesses and new entrepreneurs alike.   Over the last few years, St. Albans has seen a resurgence of both new and expanding business, bringing a variety of shopping and dining options for both citizens visitors.

From locally-owned shops and restaurants to national chains, St. Albans offers a wide variety of shopping and dining options for all budgets and tastes. 

Life In St. Albans, West Virginia

As of the 2020 United States census, the City of St. Albans has over 10,000 people and is located just west of Charleston, the state capital. St. Albans is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family, as we are known for our strong community spirit of inclusion and opportunity for all.


The City of St. Albans has a wide variety of housing options to choose from, whether you are looking for an apartment or a house, an urban setting, or a rural one. We have something for everyone, and our housing prices are very reasonable compared to similar cities.


St. Albans is served by several major highways, including I-64, I-77, I-79, and US RT 60. The Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority has various bus stops located in town, providing public transportation routes to surrounding communities.

St. Albans City Park Opens April 15th


Resting at the confluence of the Kanawha and Coal Rivers, St. Albans is a popular tourist destination with a wide range of aquatic activities such as pleasure boating, jet skiing, flatwater kayaking, fishing, tubing, and more. Residents and tourists can enjoy disc golf, swimming, picnics, and special events in seven city parks that the City manages.

Alban Arts & Conference Center in St. Albans, WV

Arts & Entertaintment

Our small town is home to various arts and entertainment activities, including live music, theatre, concerts, festivals, exhibits, and much more.   We have a variety of theatrical and musical groups that perform throughout the year at various venues around town. At the heart of the town’s Arts & Entertainment is the Alban Arts Center

Schools in St. Albans, WV

The City of St. Albans area is home to excellent educational institutions. Many of the City’s public and private schools are nationally recognized. In addition, the City has various education and learning opportunities provided by local historical societies and museums and a Kanawha County Library branch which offers perfect opportunities for learning about the area’s history and culture.

Community Invovlement

St. Albans is known for its residents’ dedication to volunteerism and civic engagement. There are many ways for residents to get involved in their community, from serving on a city board or commission to volunteering with local nonprofit organizations or churches.

A Great Place to Call Home

Many things make the City of St. Albans a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. We have a thriving business community, excellent schools, a wide variety of housing options, and plenty of recreational opportunities. We are also known for our strong community spirit and our residents’ dedication to volunteerism and civic engagement. If you are looking for a great place to call home, the City of St. Albans is definitely worth considering!

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