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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 Nye County<2>.


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


Helena was founded in 1908.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Helena is 6,170 feet [1,881 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Helena is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Helena was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Helena ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Nevada communities named Helena: This one is located in Nye County and the other is located in Lander County.

Beyond Nevada, 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, Nebraska, 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.

  • Warm Springs
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Tybo ‑ Historic
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tybo
    • Tybo is located in Nye County
  • Old Reveille ‑ Historic
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Reveille have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Reveille
    • Old Reveille is located in Nye County
  • Silverbow ‑ Historic
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silverbow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverbow
    • Silverbow is located in Nye County
    • Silverbow has also been known as:
    • Silver Bow
  • New Reveille ‑ Historic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Reveille have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Reveille
    • New Reveille is located in Nye County
  • Reveille Mill ‑ Historic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reveille Mill
    • Reveille Mill is located in Nye County
  • Reveille ‑ Historic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reveille
    • Reveille is located in Nye County
  • Hannapah ‑ Historic
    (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hannapah
    • Hannapah is located in Nye County
  • Lower Town ‑ Historic
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Town
    • Lower Town is located in Nye County
  • Upper Town ‑ Historic
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Town
    • Upper Town is located in Nye County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We're compiling 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.<6>

From that list, the Helena post office opened in 1908.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Helena.

The official website for Nye County: www.co.nye.nv.us/

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.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 Nevada's counties, including Nye, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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