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Our Genealogical Helper for Teays Valley ...

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 Valley (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

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 Valley. 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 Valley ...

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 Valley.

  • Typical abbreviation for Teays Valley: Teays Vly. (or less commonly used: Teays Vally. or Teays Vlly.)
  • While the name of this community is Teays Valley, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Teays Valley may originally have been Teay's Valley.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Teays Valley might be written as Teay Valley.

Newspapers Published in Teays Valley ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Teays Valley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Teays Valley, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Teays Valley.

Cemeteries Near Teays Valley ...

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

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Valley covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    

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


       

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 Valley in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Teays Valley.

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

Teays   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Teays Valley
 - Teays had a post office and no railroad service
 
Scary   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Teays Valley
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
 
Hurricane   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Teays Valley
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 6,542 people in 2017)
 - Hurricane had a post office and railroad service
 
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Teays Valley
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 2,359 people in 2017)
 - Winfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poca   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Teays Valley
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
 
Raymond City   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Teays Valley
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
 
Bancroft   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Teays Valley
 - Bancroft had railroad service and no post office
 
Plymouth   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Teays Valley
 - Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
 
Red House   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Teays Valley
 - Red House had railroad service and no post office
 
Culloden   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Teays Valley
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Culloden had a post office and 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 Valley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Teays Valley in the 1890's.

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 northwest 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 north.

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 north 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 Valley 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 Valley. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Teays Valley:

  DirectionDistance
Putnam     (The home county for Teays Valley)
      Teays Village   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Scott Village   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Winfield   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Poca   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Boone
      Emmons   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Julian   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morrisvale   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Layville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lory   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Cabell
      Culloden   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Fayette
      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]
 
Jackson
      Kentuck   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Kanawha
      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   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Lincoln
      Alum Creek   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sod   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harts   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Logan
      Banco   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mason
      Upland   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Leon   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baden   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mason   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Raleigh
      Packsville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Roane
      Cicerone   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wayne
      Cove Gap   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Boyd (KY)
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashland (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Durbin (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 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)
      Buchanan (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Gallia (OH)
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 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]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 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   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Valley:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Putnam County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of 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 Diaster Stories for ...
      Kentucky
      Ohio

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a West Virginia Community

About Putnam County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Teays Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Teays Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Teays Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4501, Longitude: -81.9293     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Teays Valley 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 Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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