Place:Helena, Phillips, Arkansas, United States


Alt namesMonticellosource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5009000
Saint Francissource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5009000
Coordinates34.526°N 90.601°W
Located inPhillips, Arkansas, United States
Contained Places
Maple Hill Cemetery ( 1865 - )
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Helena is the eastern portion of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, a city in Phillips County, Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, this portion of the city population was 6,323. Helena was the county seat of Phillips County until January 1, 2006, when it merged its government and city limits with neighboring West Helena.

Helena is the birthplace of Arkansas' former Senior United States Senator Blanche Lincoln. Helena is home to the longest running daily radio program in the U.S., King Biscuit Time.

From 1906 to 1946, Helena was a terminal point on the former Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad, which provided passenger and freight service to Joplin, Missouri. After, a loss of rail service in early 2015, a successful effort was launched by the Helena-West Helena/Phillips County Port Authority to have freight service restored. The service was restored on October 1, 2015 and two new freight customers have already been gained.

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