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Introduction ...

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

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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 193,000 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 72,100 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 starting from Helena and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bay Minette (AL)   [Map]   9,312   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Daphne (AL)   [Map]   25,913   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fairhope (AL)   [Map]   19,421   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Foley (AL)   [Map]   17,607   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Gulf Shores (AL)   [Map]   11,689   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Prichard (AL)   [Map]   22,185   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Saraland (AL)   [Map]   13,942   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Spanish Fort (AL)   [Map]   ---   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Biloxi   [Map]   45,975   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
D'Iberville   [Map]   11,503   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gautier   [Map]   18,471   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Long Beach   [Map]   15,677   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moss Point   [Map]   13,570   S   5 miles [8 km]
Ocean Springs   [Map]   17,652   W   18 miles [29 km]
Pascagoula   [Map]   21,981   S   9 miles [14.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bayou La Batre (AL)   [Map]   2,513   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 ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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 Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Helena   [Map]
Cloverdale (AL)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Elders Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Orange Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pecan   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Randall Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sawmill Pointe   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Slaughter Flat Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Three Rivers   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Helena.

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 to see and places to visit:

For the State of Mississippi

    Mississippi Tourism
    Parks for 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>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Trent Lott Intl. (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]   PQL   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dauphin Island Airport   [Map]   4R9   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   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 be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close 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)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
New Orleans Intl. (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]   MSY   WSW   110 miles [177 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   235 miles [378.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Trent Lott Intl. (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]   PQL   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dauphin Island Airport   [Map]   4R9   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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport   (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jack Edwards Airport   (ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stennis Intl.   (ICAO: KHSA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Trent Lott Intl.   (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]
        Website for Trent Lott International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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: www.co.jackson.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: www.ms.gov/



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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Helena. 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, 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: 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: 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>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Helena.