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Welcome to Helena ...

The town of Helena is located in Alfalfa 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 1894.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Helena has a population of 1,411 people<3> (see below for details).

Helena is 1,400 feet [427 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Helena: (580)

The ZIP code for Helena: 73741<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Helena had an population of 1,411 people. This is an increase of 0.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 218.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Helena had a population of 1,403 people (which is 24.87% of the total population of Alfalfa County). This makes Helena the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Helena represents 0.04% of the population of Oklahoma (which has 3,751,351 people), making it the state's 175th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,403 people, the population of Helena increased 216.7% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 443 people).

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

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, Nebraska, Nevada (2), New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio (2), 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.

  • Cherokee
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Lahoma
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lahoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lahoma
    • Lahoma is located in Garfield County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 610 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lahoma <6>
  • Ringwood
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ringwood
    • Ringwood is located in Major County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 507 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ringwood <6>
  • Carmen
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Cleo Springs
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleo Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleo Springs
    • Cleo Springs is located in Major County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 331 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleo Springs <6>
  • Goltry
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Meno
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meno have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meno
    • Meno is located in Major County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 235 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meno <6>
  • Jet
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jet
    • Jet is located in Alfalfa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 218 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jet <6>
  • Aline
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Nash
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nash have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nash
    • Nash is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 196 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nash <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.

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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Helena, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on 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.<7>

From that list, the Helena post office opened in 1894.

We also found Helena in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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 State of Oklahoma: https://www.ok.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oklahoma's counties, including Alfalfa, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Helena.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Helena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Helena). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Helena or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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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