Teays is an unincorporated community in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States. It is named for the 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. It is apparently the only place in the United States with this name. Until about 1884, the town's name was written "Seays". The town is centered around the former railroad depot on Teays Lane. The ZIP code is 25569. It is part of the census-designated place of Teays Valley.