Sleep Inn & Suites
15 Goff Crossing Drive
Cross Lanes, WV 25313
Phone: (304) 776-7711
Fax: (304) 776-7781
St. Albans is one city that has changed its names throughout time, from being called Philippi after the settler Phillip Thomas in 1816, to Coalsmouth owing to its proximity to coal fields, to Kanawha City in 1868, and then finally being named after a British martyr St. Albans. Enjoying a strategic location by the confluence of Coal and Kanawha rivers, this city has always been industrially viable and competent. Present day St. Albans has a stunning historic downtown area that attracts tourists to the galleries, museums, old buildings and cafe-bars.
The capital city of West Virginia, Charleston has always been in the forefront of economic growth owing to its lucrative natural gas, glass, timber, steel, salt and coal industries. With several nicknames such as "The Capital City", "Charly West" and "Chemical Valley", this city is a favorite with nature lovers who can go hiking, biking, camping and picnicking in the surrounding state forests, parks and lakes. Some events synonymous with Charleston are Symphony Sunday, the West Virginia Dance Festival, the West Virginia International Film Festival and the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta.
The town of Eleanor was founded in 1934, and named after Eleanor Roosevelt who had visited with her husband Frank Roosevelt. Till date, a number of similar-looking houses called Eleanor Houses are still visible in some parts. This town was a Sundown Town which meant that African-Americans were not allowed inside after dark. Since then, things have changed and Eleanor is now a regular town that is trying to shed its infamous image.