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Welcome to East Helena ...

The town of East Helena is located in Lewis and Clark County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for East Helena: E. Helena

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, East Helena has a population of 2,122 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of East Helena.

East Helena is 3,880 feet [1,183 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of East Helena is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: East Helena lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for East Helena: (406)

The ZIP code for East Helena: 59635<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, East Helena had an population of 2,122 people. This is an increase of 6.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, East Helena had a population of 1,984 people. This makes East Helena the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of East Helena represents 0.2% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 33rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,984 people, the population of East Helena increased 20.83% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,642 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for East Helena.

Communities near East Helena ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near East Helena.

  • Helena [Lewis and Clark County]
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    • Helena [Lewis and Clark County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of East Helena
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,737 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<6>
  • Clancy [Jefferson County]
  • Fort Harrison [Lewis and Clark County]
  • Cavetown [Lewis and Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavetown
    • Cavetown [Lewis and Clark County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of East Helena
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Park City [Lewis and Clark County]
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      • Park City [Lewis and Clark County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of East Helena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
    • Birdseye [Lewis and Clark County]
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      • Birdseye [Lewis and Clark County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of East Helena
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    • Winston [Broadwater County]
    • Jefferson City [Jefferson County]
    • Austin [Lewis and Clark County]
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      • Austin [Lewis and Clark County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of East Helena
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    • Silver City [Lewis and Clark County]
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      • Silver City [Lewis and Clark County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of East Helena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City

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 East Helena. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for East Helena.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of East 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 East Helena.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around East Helena. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for East Helena.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for East Helena ...

Looking for more information about East 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for East Helena, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for East Helena.

Adding East Helena to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of East Helena in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for East Helena was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found East Helena on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Montana (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for East Helena on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About Lewis and Clark County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for East Helena. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lewis and Clark County: www.co.lewis-clark.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Lewis and Clark, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for East Helena.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around East Helena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as East Helena). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether East Helena or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- East 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 East Helena. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from East HelenaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Helena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5914, Longitude: -111.9076    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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