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Our Genealogical Helper for Teays ...

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 (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. 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.

Newspapers Published in Teays ...

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.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Teays, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Teays.

Cemeteries Near Teays ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Teays.

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 covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    

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

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Teays had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Hurricane   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Teays
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 6,604 people in 2016)
 - Hurricane had a post office and railroad service
 
Culloden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Teays
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Culloden had a post office and railroad service
 
Scary   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Teays
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
 
Poca   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Teays
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 989 people in 2016)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
 
Raymond City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Teays
 - 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
 - Bancroft had railroad service and no post office
 
Plymouth   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Teays
 - Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
 
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Teays
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 2,357 people in 2016)
 - 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
 - Red House had railroad service and no post office
 
Nye   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Teays
 - 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. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Teays 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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 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. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Teays:

  DirectionDistance
Putnam     (The home county for Teays)
      Teays Village   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Teays Valley   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Scott Village   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Poca   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Boone
      Woodville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      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]
      Grippe   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Layville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morrisvale   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lory   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Cabell
      Culloden   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Fayette
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jackson
      Kentuck   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Kanawha
      Nitro   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Malden   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Lincoln
      Alum Creek   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harts   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Logan
      Banco   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mason
      Upland   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Leon   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baden   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mason   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Raleigh
      Packsville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Roane
      Flint Town   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wayne
      Cove Gap   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Boyd (KY)
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Durbin (KY)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashland (KY)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Millseat (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Westwood (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fairview (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Greenup (KY)
      Bellefonte (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russell (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (KY)
      Buchanan (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Gallia (OH)
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ironton (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that 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:

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    
Greenup 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Teays ...

While our initial data for Teays came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Teays in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Teays.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Teays:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Teays.
      See our Misc Page for Teays for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a Community located in West Virginia

About Putnam County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Teays. 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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Teays. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Teays) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Teays. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4418, Longitude: -81.9529     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Teays 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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Teays.