Helena, Missouri

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Helena is an unincorporated community in southeastern Andrew County, Missouri (USA).[1] It is located about twelve miles northeast of St. Joseph and is part of the St. Joseph, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Helena has a park, an Elementary School, two Churches, a Community Center and a Post Office.


Helena was laid out in 1878.[2] According to tradition, the community has the name of the daughter of a railroad man.[3] A post office called Helena has been in operation since 1880.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Helena, Missouri
  2. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 202. 
  3. ^ "Andrew County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 

Coordinates: 39°54′46″N 94°38′58″W / 39.91278°N 94.64944°W / 39.91278; -94.64944