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Helena - West Helena, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Helena - West Helena.

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Around Helena - West Helena ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Southaven (MS). It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northeast of Helena - West Helena. Southaven (MS) has a population of 53,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Horn Lake (MS). It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the northeast of Helena - West Helena and has a population of 27,000 people.

For comparison, Helena - West Helena has a population of 11,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Helena - West Helena and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Brinkley   [Map]   2,798   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
De Witt   [Map]   3,143   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Forrest City   [Map]   14,480   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Helena   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles
Marianna   [Map]   3,599   NW   18 miles [29 km]
West Helena   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
West Memphis   [Map]   25,284   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Wynne   [Map]   8,078   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Batesville (MS)   [Map]   7,391   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Charleston (MS)   [Map]   2,010   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Clarksdale (MS)   [Map]   16,272   S   23 miles [37 km]
Drew (MS)   [Map]   1,731   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Hernando (MS)   [Map]   15,631   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Senatobia (MS)   [Map]   7,909   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Shelby (MS)   [Map]   2,083   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Barton   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
LaGrange   [Map]   78   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lakeview   [Map]   383   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lexa   [Map]   247   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Marvell   [Map]   1,015   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Old Town   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Oneida   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Poplar Grove   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rondo   [Map]   173   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wabash   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Coahoma (MS)   [Map]   343   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Friars Point (MS)   [Map]   1,082   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Jonestown (MS)   [Map]   1,172   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lula (MS)   [Map]   272   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tunica (MS)   [Map]   968   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

For more communities neighboring Helena - West Helena, please visit our County-by-County Page for Helena - West Helena.

Phillips County ...

Helena - West Helena is located in Phillips County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Phillips County: Arkansas, Desha, Lee, Monroe, Bolivar (MS), Coahoma (MS) & Tunica (MS). The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Helena - West Helena ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Delta (MS)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South of Helena - West Helena   [Map]
Dundee (MS)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Eagle Landing (MS)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Gerald (MS) (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Helena   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Helena Crossing   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Holiday Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Mascot (MS) (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Moon Lake (MS) (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pillar   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Stokes (MS) (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Trotter Landing (MS)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Walnut Corner   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Wycamp   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Helena - West Helena.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Helena - West Helena. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Helena - West Helena. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Arkansas

    Arkansas Tourism

    Fishing in Arkansas
    Hunting in Arkansas

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Arkansas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Arkansas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Arkansas

Airports Near Helena - West Helena ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Helena - West Helena.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Thompson - Robbins Airport   [Map]   HEE   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fletcher Fld.   [Map]   CKM   SSE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tunica Muni. (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]   UTA   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Lee Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Marianna / Lee Co. Airport   [Map]   6M7   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Forrest City Muni.   [Map]   FCY   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Forrest City Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Holly Grove Muni.   [Map]   2A6   W   31 miles [49.9 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Helena - West Helena.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Helena - West Helena. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   W   92 miles [148.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tunica Muni. (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]   UTA   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Greenville Intl.    [Map]   ---   SSW   75 miles [120.7 km]
Mid Delta Rgnl. (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]   GLH   SSW   75 miles [120.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Thompson - Robbins Airport   [Map]   HEE   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fletcher Fld.   [Map]   CKM   SSE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lee Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Marianna / Lee Co. Airport   [Map]   6M7   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Forrest City Muni.   [Map]   FCY   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Forrest City Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Holly Grove Muni.   [Map]   2A6   W   31 miles [49.9 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lambert - St. Louis Intl.   (STL/KSTL)   [Map]
        Website for Lambert - Saint Louis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tunica Muni.   (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]
        Website for Tunica Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mid Delta Rgnl.   (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]
        Website for Mid Delta Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Phillips County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Helena - West Helena.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Helena - West Helena. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Helena - West Helena) 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 Helena - West Helena. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Helena - West Helena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Helena - West Helena. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5312, Longitude: -90.6203     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Helena - West Helena have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Helena - West Helena), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Helena - West Helena.