Helena, California

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Helena, California
Helena, California is located in California
Helena, California
Helena, California
Coordinates: 40°46′25″N 123°07′42″W / 40.77361°N 123.12833°W / 40.77361; -123.12833Coordinates: 40°46′25″N 123°07′42″W / 40.77361°N 123.12833°W / 40.77361; -123.12833
CountryUnited States
1,391 ft (424 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)530
GNIS feature ID261237[1]

Helena is an unincorporated community in Trinity County, California, United States. Helena is located on the North Fork of the Trinity River, 10 miles (16 km) west-northwest of Weaverville. The community was settled in 1851 as a mining camp. It was known as Bagdad, North Fork, and The Cove before its post office opened in 1891; the post office was named Helena after the postmaster's wife. The post office was later moved to North Fork.[2] Today the town is abandoned and owned by the trustee of a deceased businessman from San Jose. The Currie Cottage (1859), the Meckel Store (1858), the Shlomer Brick Building (1859), The Shlomer Feed Stable (1860), the Meckel Barn (1860), and a rental building built in the 1930s remain, in addition to the Helena Cemetery across the river.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Helena, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 75. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.