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Welcome to Helena ...

So far, we found very little information about Helena. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Helena to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Helena, please Contact Us.


Helena would have been located within present day Johnson County<2>.


The location of Helena has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Helena, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1857.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Helena is 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Helena was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Helena would have been located in the (402) & (531)<5> area codes.

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, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, 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.

  • Syracuse
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Tecumseh
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Bennet
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Adams
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adams have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams
    • Adams is located in Gage County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 622 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adams <6>
  • Firth
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Firth
    • Firth is located in Lancaster County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 619 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Firth <6>
  • Palmyra
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmyra have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmyra
    • Palmyra is located in Otoe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 575 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra <6>
  • Sterling
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Johnson
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson
    • Johnson is located in Nemaha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnson <6>
  • Unadilla
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unadilla have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unadilla
    • Unadilla is located in Otoe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 320 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unadilla <6>
  • Cook
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cook
    • Cook is located in Johnson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 300 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cook <6>

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.

Adding Helena to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Helena in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section 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.<7>

From that list, the Helena post office opened in 1857.

We also found Helena in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Helena.

The official website for Johnson County: www.co.johnson.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Helena, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Johnson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Helena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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