Saint Albans, West Virginia

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Shops line historic Main Street in Saint Albans, WV (West Virginia), in Kanawha County.

Saint Albans, WV (West Virginia), a community on the Kanawha River in northern Kanawha County, was platted in 1816 near the location of Fort Tackett, which was built in 1786. It was first known as "Philippi" and named after settler Philip Thompson, and was renamed Coalsmouth, as it had developed at the mouth of Coal River. In 1868 it was incorporated as "Kanawha City," though in 1871 its name was changed to Saint Albans, as suggested by a Mr. Parsons, a member of the town council who intended to honor his hometown of Saint Albans, Vermont.

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Saint Albans is located on highway US-60 approximately two miles south of the I-64 expressway at Nitro, West Virginia, five miles west of I-64 at Dunbar, West Virginia.

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Regional Information

Saint Albans is located in the Metro Valley Region in western West Virginia.