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Welcome to Helena ...

Helena is located in Mason County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Helena, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1846.

Helena is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Helena lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Helena is located in the (606) area code.

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, Arkansas, California (2), Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, 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.

  • Maysville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Flemingsburg
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Carlisle
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlisle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
    • Carlisle is located in Nicholas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,059 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle <3>
  • Manchester
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
    • Manchester is located in Adams County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,958 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester <3>
  • Ripley
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
    • Ripley is located in Brown County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,696 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley <3>
  • Aberdeen
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Washington
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
    • Washington is located in Mason County
  • Mount Olivet
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Dover
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover is located in Mason County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
  • Ewing
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ewing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ewing
    • Ewing is located in Fleming County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people

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. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Helena, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with 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 book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

We also found Helena in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

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 Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Mason, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Helena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.









 

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