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1890 Communities Near Helena ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Helena had a population of 518 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Helena had a population of 18,264 people.

Anita   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Helena
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Helena
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Helena
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Helena
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Boothton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Helena
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Helena
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Bullard Shoals   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Helena
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Helena
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Dogwood   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Helena
 - Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Helena
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
 - falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
Gurnee   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Helena
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Helena
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Longview   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Helena
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
 
Maylene   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Helena
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Helena
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Helena
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Montevallo   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Helena
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 6,648 people in 2015)
 - Montevallo had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Helena
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Helena
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Helena
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Pelham   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Helena
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 22,885 people in 2015)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Siluria   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Helena
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Helena
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Tacoa   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Helena
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Tulse   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Helena
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Helena
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Helena
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office

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Unfortunately, we don't know of an official website for Helena. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Helena, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Helena. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Helena) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Helena. 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 Helena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Helena. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2849, Longitude: -86.8688     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Helena have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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