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Helena, Mississippi

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The location of Helena

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Helena.

This page contains six sections:

Around Helena ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mobile (AL). It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the northeast of Helena. Mobile (AL) has a population of 190,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gulfport. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the west of Helena and has a population of 71,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Helena and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Bay Minette (AL)   [Map]   9,169   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Daphne (AL)   [Map]   25,960   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fairhope (AL)   [Map]   20,935   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Foley (AL)   [Map]   18,288   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Gulf Shores (AL)   [Map]   11,809   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Prichard (AL)   [Map]   21,732   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Saraland (AL)   [Map]   14,576   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Spanish Fort (AL)   [Map]   ---   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Biloxi   [Map]   45,908   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
D'Iberville   [Map]   11,610   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gautier   [Map]   18,512   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Long Beach   [Map]   15,642   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moss Point   [Map]   13,398   S   5 miles [8 km]
Ocean Springs   [Map]   17,682   W   18 miles [29 km]
Pascagoula   [Map]   21,733   S   9 miles [14.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Bayou La Batre (AL)   [Map]   2,512   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Coden (AL)   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grand Bay (AL)   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Irvington (AL)   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Saint Elmo (AL)   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Big Point   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coll Town   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Escatawpa   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fountainebleau   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hickory Hills   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hurley   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Martin Bluff   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Orange Grove   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Vancleave   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wade   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Helena, please visit our County-by-County Page for Helena.

Jackson County ...

Helena is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: Mobile (AL), George, Harrison & Stone.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Helena ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Helena.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Helena. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead 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.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Mississippi

    Mississippi Tourism
    Parks for Mississippi

    Fishing in Mississippi
    Hunting in Mississippi

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Mississippi

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Mississippi

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Mississippi

Airports Near Helena ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Helena.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Trent Lott Intl.  (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
St. Elmo Airport (FAA ID: 2R5)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mobile Rgnl.  (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dauphin Island Airport (FAA ID: 4R9)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Helena.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Helena. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]   WSW   110 miles [177 km]
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   NNE   235 miles [378.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Mobile Rgnl.  (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.  (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Trent Lott Intl.  (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
St. Elmo Airport (FAA ID: 2R5)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dauphin Island Airport (FAA ID: 4R9)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]
  Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
  Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport   (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Jack Edwards Airport   (ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Stennis Intl.   (ICAO: KHSA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
  Website for Mobile Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
  Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
  Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
  Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Trent Lott Intl.   (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]
  Website for Trent Lott International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Jackson County

About Mississippi

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 Jackson County:

The official website for State of Mississippi:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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 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: 30.4946, Longitude: -88.4958     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Helena have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Helena), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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