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Welcome to Helvetia ...

Helvetia is located in Randolph County<1>.

Helvetia is 2,240 feet [683 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Helvetia is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Helvetia: (304) & (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Helvetia: 26224<4>

Adding Helvetia to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Helvetia in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Helvetia elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Helvetia on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Helvetia on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Helvetia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Helvetia - they are located in Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Helvetia.

Communities near Helvetia ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Helvetia.

  • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhannon
    • Buckhannon [Upshur County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Helvetia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,394 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhannon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhannon<6>
  • Mill Creek [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
    • Mill Creek [Randolph County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Helvetia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 691 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
  • Beverly [Randolph County]
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    • Beverly [Randolph County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Helvetia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beverly<6>
  • Addison [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
    • Addison [Webster County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Helvetia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 663 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Womelsdorf [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
      • Womelsdorf [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Helvetia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womelsdorf
    • Huttonsville [Randolph County]
    • Goshen [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Upshur County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Helvetia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Cleveland [Webster County]
    • Hacker Valley [Webster County]
    • Wilsontown [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsontown
      • Wilsontown [Upshur County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Helvetia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsontown

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 Helvetia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Helvetia.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Helvetia. 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 Helvetia.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Helvetia. See our Newspapers Page for Helvetia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Helvetia ...

Looking for more information about Helvetia? 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 Helvetia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Helvetia.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Randolph County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Helvetia. 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>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Randolph, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Helvetia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<4>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 community (such as Helvetia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Helvetia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Helvetia) 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 Helvetia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Helvetia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Helvetia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7057, Longitude: -80.2015    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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