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Welcome to Helena ...

Helena is located in Newberry County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Helena, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Helena, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1875.

Helena is 520 feet [158 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Helena lies within the (803) area code.

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), Oklahoma, 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.

  • Clinton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Chapin
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapin
    • Chapin is located in Lexington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapin <4>
  • Whitmire
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Prosperity
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Cross Hill
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Little Mountain
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Pomaria
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Silverstreet
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Peak
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peak
    • Peak is located in Newberry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peak <4>
  • Chappells
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Helena, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with 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.<5>

From that list, the Helena post office opened in 1875.

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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Newberry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Helena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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