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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>

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>

Adding Helena to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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.

In addition, we also found mention of Helena elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Helena on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Helena ...

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

  • West Helena [Phillips County]
  • Marianna [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marianna
    • Marianna [Lee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Helena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,402 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marianna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marianna<6>
  • Jonestown [Coahoma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
    • Jonestown [Coahoma County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Helena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonestown<6>
  • Friars Point [Coahoma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friars Point
    • Friars Point [Coahoma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Helena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,015 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friars Point have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friars Point
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Marvell [Phillips County]
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      • Marvell [Phillips County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Helena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 916 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvell have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marvell<6>
    • Tunica [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunica
      • Tunica [Tunica County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Helena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tunica have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tunica<6>
    • Lakeview [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Phillips County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Helena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Coahoma [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coahoma
      • Coahoma [Coahoma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Helena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coahoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coahoma<6>
    • Lula [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lula
      • Lula [Coahoma County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Helena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lula<6>
    • Lexa [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexa
      • Lexa [Phillips County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Helena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lexa have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexa<6>

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.

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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: 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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 (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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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