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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Helena.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Helena to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Helena to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Helena once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Helena to:

  • Weaverville [Map], which is the Seat of Trinity County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Helena to Weaverville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 174 miles [280 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,419 miles [3,893 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 95 days and walking would take 138 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,232 miles [11,638.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,997 miles [12,869.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,081 miles [9,786.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<7>

Communities Also Named Helena ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Helena.

Within California, there is just one other community named Helena. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States - with 35 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California


Communities Outside of California

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 ArizonaKansasMontanaOklahoma
 ArkansasKentuckyNebraskaSouth Carolina
 FloridaLouisianaNevadaTennessee
 GeorgiaMichiganNew YorkTexas
 IdahoMinnesotaNorth CarolinaWisconsin
 IllinoisMississippiNorth Dakota 

Alabama

Shelby County

Our profile page for Helena, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,048 miles [3,295.9 km] to the East

Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Helena, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the Southeast

Arkansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Helena, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,819 miles [2,927.4 km] to the East

Florida

Sumter County

Our profile page for Helena, Sumter County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Sumter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Telfair County

Our profile page for Helena, Telfair County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,292 miles [3,688.6 km] to the East

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Idaho

Adams County

Our profile page for Helena, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Helena, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Helena, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,866 miles [3,003 km] to the East

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Iowa

Tama County

Our profile page for Helena, Tama County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,582 miles [2,546 km] to the East Northeast

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Kansas

Atchison County

Our profile page for Helena, Atchison County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Atchison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Mason County

Our profile page for Helena, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,081 miles [3,349 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Helena, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,857 miles [2,988.6 km] to the East

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Michigan

Antrim County

Our profile page for Helena, Antrim County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Antrim County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Huron County

Our profile page for Helena, Huron County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,055 miles [3,307.2 km] to the East Northeast

Marquette County

Our profile page for Helena, Marquette County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,818 miles [2,925.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Minnesota

Scott County

Our profile page for Helena, Scott County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Scott County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Jackson County

Our profile page for Helena, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,053 miles [3,304 km] to the East

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Missouri

Andrew County

Our profile page for Helena, Andrew County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,493 miles [2,402.8 km] to the East

Pettis County

Our profile page for Helena, Pettis County
This community is historic.
Although located in Pettis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Montana

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for Helena, Lewis and Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the Northeast

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Nebraska

Johnson County

Our profile page for Helena, Johnson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,402 miles [2,256.3 km] to the East

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Nevada

Lander County

Our profile page for Helena, Lander County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lander County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nye County

Our profile page for Helena, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East Southeast

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New York

Saint Lawrence County

Our profile page for Helena, Saint Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,430 miles [3,910.7 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Durham County

Our profile page for Helena, Durham County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Durham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Person County

Our profile page for Helena, Person County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Person County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Dakota

Griggs County

Our profile page for Helena, Griggs County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Griggs County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Helena, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,164 miles [3,482.6 km] to the East Northeast

Sandusky County

Our profile page for Helena, Sandusky County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,056 miles [3,308.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Alfalfa County

Our profile page for Helena, Alfalfa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,366 miles [2,198.4 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Newberry County

Our profile page for Helena, Newberry County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,293 miles [3,690.2 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Fentress County

Our profile page for Helena, Fentress County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,061 miles [3,316.9 km] to the East

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Texas

Karnes County

Our profile page for Helena, Karnes County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,640 miles [2,639.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Iowa County

Our profile page for Helena, Iowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,696 miles [2,729.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Helena ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a 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.

Big Bar   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Helena   [Map]
Bucktail   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Cedar Stock   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Denny (Historic)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Globe Mill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hayfork   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Junction City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Luckie Place   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Weaverville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About Trinity County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Trinity County: www.trinitycounty.org/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



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 starting from Helena. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 40.7745, Longitude: -123.1285     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Helena have been estimated.

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<3>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<4>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Helena to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 341.088 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.354 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.587 degrees.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Helena could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Helena.



 
 
 

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