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Helena, Arkansas

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Welcome to Helena ...

The city of Helena is located in Phillips County and is the County Seat for Phillips County.

The pronunciation of Helena: HELL-en-uh<1>

Helena is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Helena lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Helena: (870)

The ZIP code for Helena: 72342<3>

Communities near Helena ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Lakeview   [Map]   378   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lexa   [Map]   243   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Marianna   [Map]   3,571   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Marvell   [Map]   986   W   18 miles [29 km]
West Helena   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Coahoma (MS)   [Map]   335   S   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Helena.

Communities Also Named Helena ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Helena - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, California (2), Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada (2), New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Helena.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Helena. If available, we provide a satellite 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. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Helena. Our list includes 36 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Helena:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Helena ...

Looking for more information about Helena? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Helena, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Helena.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Phillips County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Helena. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Helena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Helena). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Helena or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5291, Longitude: -90.5899     [Map].

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Helena.

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