Teays, West Virginia

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Teays
—  Unincorporated community  —
Teays, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Teays
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°26′30″N 81°57′10″W / 38.44167°N 81.95278°W / 38.44167; -81.95278Coordinates: 38°26′30″N 81°57′10″W / 38.44167°N 81.95278°W / 38.44167; -81.95278
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyPutnam
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes25569
FIPS code
GNIS feature ID
 
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Teays
—  Unincorporated community  —
Teays, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Teays
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°26′30″N 81°57′10″W / 38.44167°N 81.95278°W / 38.44167; -81.95278Coordinates: 38°26′30″N 81°57′10″W / 38.44167°N 81.95278°W / 38.44167; -81.95278
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyPutnam
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes25569
FIPS code
GNIS feature ID

Teays, written Seays until about 1884, is an unincorporated community in Putnam County, West Virginia, USA. The town is centered around the former railroad depot on Teays Lane. Teays is a namesake and part of the census-designated place of Teays Valley, which was in turn named for Thomas Teays, a hunter and trapper who once spent a considerable amount of time in the vicinity. It is apparently the only place in the United States with this name.

The ZIP code is 25569.

Geologist William G. Tight (1865 – 1910) named the preglacial Teays River after Teays, which lies in the "riverless" Teays Valley that used to be the bottom of the river.[1]

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  1. ^ Sullivan, Walter (1983-11-29). "A Great Lost River Gets Its Due". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved 2009-05-19. "[William G. Tight] called it the Teays (pronounced taze) River, for a village in West Virginia."  More than one of |author= and |last= specified (help)