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Our Genealogy Helper for Helen ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Helen (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Helen. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Helen is located in Raleigh County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Raleigh County: Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Mercer, Summers & Wyoming.

Below are the counties that are near Helen. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Helen:

  • Raleigh County     (The home county of Helen)
    • Eastgulf [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastgulf
      • Eastgulf [Raleigh County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastgulf
    • Rhodell [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodell
      • Rhodell [Raleigh County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhodell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodell
    • Slab Fork [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slab Fork
      • Slab Fork [Raleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slab Fork
    • Stotesbury [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stotesbury
      • Stotesbury [Raleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stotesbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stotesbury
    • Princewick [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princewick
      • Princewick [Raleigh County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princewick
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sophia
      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sophia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<3>
    • Glen White [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen White
      • Glen White [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen White
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Coal City [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal City
      • Coal City [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal City
    • Tolleys [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolleys
      • Tolleys [Raleigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolleys
    • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Orchard
      • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crab Orchard<3>
    • Tilden [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tilden
      • Tilden [Raleigh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tilden
    • Fairdale [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairdale
      • Fairdale [Raleigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairdale
  • Boone County
    • Rocklick [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocklick
      • Rocklick [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocklick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocklick
    • Bald Knob [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bald Knob
      • Bald Knob [Boone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bald Knob
    • Greenwood [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Boone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Lindytown [Boone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindytown
      • Lindytown [Boone County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Helen
    • Barrett [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrett
      • Barrett [Boone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrett
    • Janie [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janie
      • Janie [Boone County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Helen
      • Former name for Janie:
      • Mordue
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janie
    • Pondco [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pondco
      • Pondco [Boone County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pondco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pondco
    • Twilight [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twilight
      • Twilight [Boone County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twilight
    • Whitesville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
      • Whitesville [Boone County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • Former names for Whitesville:
      • Jarrods Valley
      • Pritchard City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesville<3>
    • Bandytown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bandytown
      • Bandytown [Boone County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bandytown
    • Elk Run Junction [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Run Junction
      • Elk Run Junction [Boone County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Run Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Run Junction
    • Bim [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bim
      • Bim [Boone County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bim
    • Marnie [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marnie
      • Marnie [Boone County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marnie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marnie
  • Fayette County
    • Pax [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pax
      • Pax [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pax
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<3>
    • Prince [Fayette County]
    • Quinnimont [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinnimont
      • Quinnimont [Fayette County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinnimont
    • Harvey [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
      • Harvey [Fayette County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
    • Newlyn [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newlyn
      • Newlyn [Fayette County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newlyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewell Knob
      • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sewell Knob. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Sewell Knob has also been known as:
      • Swell Knob
    • Stonecliff [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecliff
      • Stonecliff [Fayette County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stonecliff. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Stonecliff has also been known as:
      • Stone Cliff
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,098 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<3>
    • Thurmond [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmond
      • Thurmond [Fayette County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmond<3>
    • Concho [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concho
      • Concho [Fayette County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concho have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concho
    • Rush Run [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Run
      • Rush Run [Fayette County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McDunn [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDunn
      • McDunn [Fayette County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDunn
  • Greenbrier County
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<3>
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<3>
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
  • Kanawha County
    • Carbon [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
      • Carbon [Kanawha County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
    • Acme [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Kanawha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
  • Logan County
    • Mineral City [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral City
      • Mineral City [Logan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral City
    • Wylo [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wylo
      • Wylo [Logan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wylo
    • Accoville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accoville
      • Accoville [Logan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accoville
    • Mallory [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mallory
      • Mallory [Logan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mallory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mallory
    • Man [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Man
      • Man [Logan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 630 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Man have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Man
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Man<3>
    • Omar [Logan County]
    • Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan [Logan County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<3>
    • Wilkinson [Logan County]
    • West Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Logan
      • West Logan [Logan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Logan<3>
    • Whitman [Logan County]
  • McDowell County
    • Northfork [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfork
      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfork<3>
    • Keystone [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [McDowell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 223 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keystone<3>
    • Kimball [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [McDowell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimball have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<3>
    • Elkhorn [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [McDowell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Welch [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welch
      • Welch [McDowell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<3>
    • Anawalt [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anawalt
      • Anawalt [McDowell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anawalt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anawalt
    • Davy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davy
      • Davy [McDowell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davy
    • Thorpe [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorpe
      • Thorpe [McDowell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorpe
    • Gary [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • Big Sandy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
      • Big Sandy [McDowell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
    • Wilmore [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmore
      • Wilmore [McDowell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmore
    • Union City [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [McDowell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • Iaeger [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iaeger
      • Iaeger [McDowell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 242 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iaeger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iaeger
  • Mercer County
    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matoaka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matoaka
    • Weyanoke [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weyanoke
      • Weyanoke [Mercer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weyanoke
    • Montcalm [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcalm
      • Montcalm [Mercer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montcalm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montcalm
    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
    • Coopers [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopers
      • Coopers [Mercer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopers
    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<3>
    • Johnston Town [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston Town
      • Johnston Town [Mercer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston Town
    • Princeton [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<3>
    • Littlesburg [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littlesburg
      • Littlesburg [Mercer County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littlesburg
    • El Centro [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Centro
      • El Centro [Mercer County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Centro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Edison [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edison
      • Edison [Mercer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edison
    • Bluefield [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,629 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<3>
    • Oakvale [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakvale
      • Oakvale [Mercer County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakvale
  • Mingo County
    • Gilbert [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<3>
    • Baisden [Mingo County]
    • Wharncliffe [Mingo County]
  • Monroe County
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterstown
      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 621 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<3>
  • Summers County
    • Jumping Branch [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Branch
      • Jumping Branch [Summers County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumping Branch
    • Bellepoint [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellepoint
      • Bellepoint [Summers County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellepoint
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,357 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<3>
    • Forest Hill [Summers County]
  • Wyoming County
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<3>
    • Bud [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bud
      • Bud [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bud
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<3>
    • Mullensville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullensville
      • Mullensville [Wyoming County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullensville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullensville
    • Kopperston [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kopperston
      • Kopperston [Wyoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kopperston
    • Wyoming [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Wyoming County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oceana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<3>
    • Stoneville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Wyoming County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
    • Baileysville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileysville
      • Baileysville [Wyoming County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileysville
    • Clear Fork [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Fork
      • Clear Fork [Wyoming County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Fork
    • Uno [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uno
      • Uno [Wyoming County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uno
    • Cub City [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cub City
      • Cub City [Wyoming County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cub City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cub City
  • Bland County (VA)
    • Rocky Gap [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Gap
      • Rocky Gap [Bland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Gap
    • Round Bottom [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Bottom
      • Round Bottom [Bland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Bottom
    • Bastian [Bland County]
  • Giles County (VA)
    • Glen Lyn [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Lyn
      • Glen Lyn [Giles County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Lyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Lyn
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Creek
      • Rich Creek [Giles County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 741 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Creek<3>
    • Narrows [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,952 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<3>
    • Pearisburg [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearisburg
      • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,636 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<3>
  • Tazewell County (VA)
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Boissevain [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boissevain
      • Boissevain [Tazewell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boissevain
    • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<3>
    • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbs Valley
      • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Helen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbs Valley
    • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tazewell
      • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Helen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,141 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Helen, see our County-by-County Page for Helen.

Newspapers Published in Helen ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Helen.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Helen, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Helen.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Helen:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Helen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Helen.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Helen covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Slab Fork Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Slab Fork Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Slab Fork Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slab Fork Cemetery
  • Milam Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Milam Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Milam Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milam Cemetery
  • Bower Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bower Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bower Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bower Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Helen.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bower Cemetery
  • Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Helen.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery
  • Bud Mtn. Cemetery
  • Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Brammer Cemetery
    • Pemberton Cemetery
    • Cannaday Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cannaday Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cannaday Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cannaday Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Helen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannaday Cemetery
    • Hickory Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hickory Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hickory Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hickory Ridge Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Helen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Ridge Cemetery
    • Miller Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Miller Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Helen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Cemetery
    • Clay Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clay Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clay Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Clay Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Helen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay Cemetery
    • Davis - Bailey Homestead Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Davis - Bailey Homestead Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Davis - Bailey Homestead Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Davis - Bailey Homestead Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Helen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis - Bailey Homestead Cemetery
    • McDonald Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McDonald Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McDonald Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McDonald Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Helen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDonald Cemetery
    • Allen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Allen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Allen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Allen Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Helen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

While we didn't find Helen in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Helen.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Helen, with the one closest to Helen listed first.

  • Lester [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
    • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Helen
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lester had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
  • Odd [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odd
    • Odd [Raleigh County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Helen
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Odd had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Odd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odd
  • Pemberton [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pemberton
    • Pemberton [Raleigh County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pemberton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pemberton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pemberton
  • Saulsville [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saulsville
    • Saulsville [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Helen
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saulsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saulsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saulsville
  • McGraws [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGraws
    • McGraws [Wyoming County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Helen
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McGraws had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGraws have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGraws
  • Newfound [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newfound
    • Newfound [Wyoming County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Helen
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Newfound had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newfound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newfound
  • Continue List ...
    • Egeria [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egeria
      • Egeria [Mercer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Helen
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 9 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Egeria had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egeria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egeria
    • Flat Top [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Top
      • Flat Top [Mercer County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Helen
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Flat Top had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Top have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Top
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Top<3>
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<3>
    • Shady Spring [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Spring
      • Shady Spring [Raleigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shady Spring had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shady Spring<3>
    • Daniels [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels
      • Daniels [Raleigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Helen
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Daniels had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniels have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daniels<3>
    • Redbird [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbird
      • Redbird [Raleigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Helen
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Redbird had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redbird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbird
    • Rock View [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock View
      • Rock View [Wyoming County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Helen
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rock View had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock View
    • Matville [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matville
      • Matville [Raleigh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Helen
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 9 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Matville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matville
    • Pinoak [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinoak
      • Pinoak [Mercer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Helen
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pinoak had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinoak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinoak

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Helen. See our List of 1890's Communities around Helen.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Helen. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Helen) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Helen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Helen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Helen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6361, Longitude: -81.3139    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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 Helen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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