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Welcome to Helena ...

Helena is located in Jackson County<1>.


The location of Helena has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Helena, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1910.

Helena is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Helena lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Helena is located in the (228) area code.

Websites for Helena ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.jcchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Helena, the following might be of interest:

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, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan (3), Minnesota, 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.

  • Pascagoula
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Gautier
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gautier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gautier
    • Gautier is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,379 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gautier <4>
  • Ocean Springs
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Springs
    • Ocean Springs is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,791 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Springs <4>
  • Moss Point
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Point
    • Moss Point is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,226 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moss Point <4>
  • Bayou La Batre
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayou La Batre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou La Batre
    • Bayou La Batre is located in Mobile County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,457 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayou La Batre <4>
  • Escatawpa
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Escatawpa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Escatawpa
    • Escatawpa is located in Jackson County
  • Orange Grove
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Grove
    • Orange Grove is located in Jackson County
  • Big Point
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Point
    • Big Point is located in Jackson County
  • Hickory Hills
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
    • Hickory Hills is located in Jackson County
  • Martin Bluff
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin Bluff
    • Martin Bluff is located in Jackson County

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 document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Helena post office opened in 1910.

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 Jackson County: www.co.jackson.ms.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Helena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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