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Welcome to Helena ...

The city of Helena is located in Phillips County<1> and is the County Seat for Phillips County.



The pronunciation of Helena: HELL-en-uh<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Helena, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1821.

Helena is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Helena is within the boundaries of the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Helena: 72342<4>

Communities Also Named Helena ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Helena ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Helena.

  • West Helena
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
  • Marianna
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Jonestown
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
    • Jonestown is located in Coahoma County (MS)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,070 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonestown <5>
  • Friars Point
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friars Point have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friars Point
    • Friars Point is located in Coahoma County (MS)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 990 people
  • Marvell
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvell
    • Marvell is located in Phillips County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 884 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marvell <5>
  • Tunica
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tunica have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunica
    • Tunica is located in Tunica County (MS)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tunica <5>
  • Lakeview
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
    • Lakeview is located in Phillips County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 349 people
  • Coahoma
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coahoma
    • Coahoma is located in Coahoma County (MS)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 313 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coahoma <5>
  • Lula
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lula
    • Lula is located in Coahoma County (MS)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 241 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lula <5>
  • Lexa
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lexa have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexa
    • Lexa is located in Phillips County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 230 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexa <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Helena. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Helena.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Helena.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Helena. Our list includes 36 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Helena to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Helena in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Helena was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Helena post office opened in 1821.

We also found Helena in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Helena.

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: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Phillips, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Helena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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