Teays, West Virginia
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Teays, written Seays until about 1884, is an unincorporated community in Putnam County, West Virginia, USA. The town is centered on the former general store / post office on Teays Lane, which sits across from the site of the Teays, WV railroad depot which was demolished in the mid-1900s.
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.
- Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 621.
- 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.
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