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Around Helen ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beckley. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the northeast of Helen. Beckley has a population of 15,900 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Bluefield. It is located about 25 miles [ km] to the south of Helen and has a population of 9,600 people.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Helen.<2>

  • Bud [Wyoming County]
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    • Bud [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Helen
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  • Coal City [Raleigh County]
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    • Coal City [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Helen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County]
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    • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Helen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crab Orchard<4>
  • Eastgulf [Raleigh County]
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    • Eastgulf [Raleigh County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Helen
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  • Fairdale [Raleigh County]
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    • Fairdale [Raleigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Helen
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  • Glen White [Raleigh County]
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    • Glen White [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Helen
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  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
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      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
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      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<4>
    • Princewick [Raleigh County]
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      • Princewick [Raleigh County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Helen
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    • Rhodell [Raleigh County]
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      • Rhodell [Raleigh County] lies less than 2 miles<2> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Slab Fork [Raleigh County]
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      • Slab Fork [Raleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Helen
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    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
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      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<4>
    • Stotesbury [Raleigh County]
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      • Stotesbury [Raleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Helen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stotesbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tilden [Raleigh County]
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      • Tilden [Raleigh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Helen
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    • Tolleys [Raleigh County]
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      • Tolleys [Raleigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Helen
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For more communities neighboring Helen, please visit our County-by-County Page for Helen.

Raleigh County ...

Helen is located in Raleigh County<5>.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Helen ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Helen.

Airports Near Helen ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Helen and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Helen.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Raleigh County

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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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Helen.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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 (or directions), 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: 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    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Raleigh, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Helen), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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