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Welcome to Helena ...

Helena is located in Iowa County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Helena, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

Helena is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Helena: (608)

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, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

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.

  • Mount Horeb
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Horeb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Horeb
    • Mount Horeb is located in Dane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,563 people
  • Dodgeville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodgeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodgeville
    • Dodgeville is located in Iowa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,677 people
  • Prairie du Sac village
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie du Sac village
    • Prairie du Sac village is located in Sauk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,426 people
  • Cross Plains
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Plains
    • Cross Plains is located in Dane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,280 people
  • Sauk City
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sauk City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sauk City
    • Sauk City is located in Sauk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,498 people
  • Mazomanie
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mazomanie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mazomanie
    • Mazomanie is located in Dane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,715 people
  • Black Earth
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Earth
    • Black Earth is located in Dane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,422 people
  • Barneveld
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barneveld have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barneveld
    • Barneveld is located in Iowa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,252 people
  • Blue Mounds
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mounds have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mounds
    • Blue Mounds is located in Dane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 990 people
  • Lone Rock
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Rock
    • Lone Rock is located in Richland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 835 people

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 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 book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

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 Iowa County: www.iowacounty.org/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Iowa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Helena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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.









 

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