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Teays Meadow, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Teays Meadow ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Teays Meadow (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Teays Meadow. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Teays Meadow ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Teays Meadow.

  • Typical abbreviation for Teays Meadow: Teays Mdw.
  • While the name of this community is Teays Meadow, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Teays Meadow may originally have been Teay's Meadow.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Teays Meadow might be written as Teay Meadow.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Teays Meadow is located in Putnam County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Putnam County: Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln & Mason.

Below are the counties that are near Teays Meadow. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Teays Meadow:

Putnam     (The home county for Teays Meadow)
  Teays Valley   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Scott Village   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
  Teays Village   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Hurricane   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Poca   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Horse Creek Junction   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Emmons   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Julian   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dartmont   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Grippe   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dodson Junction   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Layville   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Morrisvale   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Brushton   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Easly   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Milton   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Barboursville   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Crown City   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pea Ridge   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nitro   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Cross Lanes   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Tornado   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  South Charleston   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kanawha City   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Sod   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Harts   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Banco   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Big Creek   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Logan   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Troy Town   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Upland   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Leon   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Baden   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mason   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Packsville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cove Gap   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Armilda   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Buffalo Creek   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ceredo   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kenova   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Boyd (KY)
  Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Durbin (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ashland (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fairview (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Millseat (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Westwood (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (KY)
  Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Buchanan (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gallia (OH)
  Bladen (OH)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Crown City (OH)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Carlton (OH)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (OH)
  Athalia (OH)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Proctorville (OH)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Burlington (OH)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Andis (OH)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  South Point (OH)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ironton (OH)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Middleport (OH)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Teays Meadow, see our County-by-County Page for Teays Meadow.

Cemeteries Near Teays Meadow ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Teays Meadow.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Teays Meadow covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N J L Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Leadman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Sutherland - White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Teays Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE College Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burdette Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Winfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cunningham Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ESE Bangor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Showen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Culloden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cartwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Giles - Stern Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Trace Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hazlette Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lundsford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harveys Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sanson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fraizer Bottom Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rocky Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wade Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Staten Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Milton Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Teays Meadow ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Teays Meadow.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Teays Meadow, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Teays Meadow.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

While we didn't find Teays Meadow in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Teays Meadow.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Teays Meadow, with the one closest to Teays Meadow listed first.

Teays   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Teays Meadow
 - Teays had a post office and no railroad service
Scary   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Teays Meadow
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
Hurricane   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Teays Meadow
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 6,542 people in 2017)
 - Hurricane had a post office and railroad service
Sattes   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Teays Meadow
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
Culloden   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Teays Meadow
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Culloden had a post office and railroad service
Tornado   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Teays Meadow
 - Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Albans   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Teays Meadow
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
Poca   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Teays Meadow
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
Raymond City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Teays Meadow
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
Bancroft   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Teays Meadow
 - Bancroft had railroad service and no post office
Plymouth   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Teays Meadow
 - Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Teays Meadow
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 2,359 people in 2017)
 - Winfield had a post office and no railroad service
Red House   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Teays Meadow
 - Red House had railroad service and no post office
Nye   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Teays Meadow
 - Nye had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Teays Meadow. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Teays Meadow in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Teays Meadow:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Putnam County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Cabell County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Logan County:     Cyndi's



Mason County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Boyd County (KY):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (KY):     Cyndi's



Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (OH):     Cyndi's



Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Putnam County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Putnam County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Putnam County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Teays Meadow. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Teays Meadow) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Teays Meadow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4298, Longitude: -81.9304     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Teays Meadow have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Teays Meadow, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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