Helen, West Virginia
|Helen, West Virginia|
|Census-designated place (CDP)|
|• Total||0.238 sq mi (0.62 km2)|
|• Land||0.238 sq mi (0.62 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,630.9 ft (497.1 m)|
|• Density||920/sq mi (360/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-4)|
Helen is a census-designated place (CDP) in Releigh County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 219. West Virginia Route 16, Winding Gulf and railroad tracks run right through the community.
The Helen mine and coal camp was opened in the 1910s by the East Gulf Coal Company. Many years later, the mine was operated by the Koppers Coal company, which then became the Eastern Gas & Fuel - Coal Division, and even later Eastern Associated Coal Company. Eastern Associated operated the Helen mine into the 1980s.
Today, Helen remains a small, unincorporated area in southern West Virginia. There is a Protestant church there.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- West Virginia Department of Transportation (2011). Raleigh County, West Virginia General Highway Map (Map). p. 3. http://gis.wvdot.com/gti/County_Maps/Raleigh_3_of_4.pdf. Retrieved December 12, 2011.
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