Introduction to St. Albans, West Virginia

St. Albans, West Virginia, in Kanawha county, is 11 miles W of Charleston, West Virginia and 125 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Charleston metropolitan area.

St. Albans History

St. Albans was first laid out in 1816. It was originally known as Philippi, named after Philip Thompson, an early settler in the area. The name of the area was later changed to Coalsmouth, because of its location at the mouth of the Coal River. It was officially incorporated as Kanawha City in 1868. The community received its present name in 1871.

St. Albans and nearby Attractions

  • Museum in the Community
  • Hawks Nest State Park
  • Cultural Center
  • Chief Logan State Park
  • Beech Fork State Park
  • Avampato Discovery Museum

Things To Do In St. Albans

Shopping centers in the area include the Central Square Shopping Center, Saint Albans Plaza Shopping Center, Gateway Shopping Center and the Saint Albans Mall Shopping Center. Local churches include Saint Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Saint Peters United Methodist Church and Saint Albans Church of the Nazarene. The city hosts the Riverfest every July and the Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival every October.

St. Albans Transportation

Yeager Airport is nearby.

St. Albans Higher Education

West Virginia State College, Concord College and Ohio University are the local institutions of higher education.

St Albans Almanac

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St Albans Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp42 to 67 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip44 inches
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 44 F
Apr Temp38 to 69 F
Jul Temp62 to 90 F
Oct Temp39 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.4 inches
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 43 F
Apr Temp39 to 69 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
South Charleston12,686$68,872
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