Saint Albans (sānt ôlˈbənz) [key], city (1990 pop. 11,194), Kanawha co., W W.Va., at the junction of the Coal and Kanawha rivers; settled c.1790, inc. 1868. It is chiefly residential, with diverse light manufacturing. The battle of Scary Creek (1861) was fought nearby. West Virginia State Univ. is in the vicinity.