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Welcome to Helton ...

Helton is located in Ashe County<1>.

Helton is 2,720 feet [829 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Helton is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Helton: (336)

Communities Also Named Helton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Helton - they are located in Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Helton.

Communities near Helton ...

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

  • Mountain City [Johnson County]
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    • Mountain City [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the west of Helton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,444 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain City<4>
  • Sparta [Alleghany County]
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    • Sparta [Alleghany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the east of Helton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,723 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<4>
  • Jefferson [Ashe County]
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    • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Helton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<4>
  • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
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    • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Helton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<4>
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    • Independence [Grayson County]
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      • Independence [Grayson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the east of Helton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 887 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<4>
    • Damascus [Washington County]
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      • Damascus [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the west of Helton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 775 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dowell [Johnson County] - Historic
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      • Dowell [Johnson County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Helton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dowell have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Trout Dale [Grayson County]
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      • Trout Dale [Grayson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north of Helton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 165 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout Dale<4>
    • Lansing [Ashe County]
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      • Lansing [Ashe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Helton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<4>
    • Grassy Creek [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy Creek
      • Grassy Creek [Ashe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Helton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grassy Creek<4>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Helton. See our Newspapers Page for Helton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Helton ...

Looking for more information about Helton? 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 Helton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Helton.

Adding Helton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Helton 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 Helton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Helton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

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About Ashe County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ashe County: www.ashecountygov.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Ashe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Helton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Helton) 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 Helton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HeltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Helton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5486, Longitude: -81.4705    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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