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Teays
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Putnam
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 25569

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.

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.

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