|Country United States|
ZIP codes 25853
Area 62 ha
Population 219 (2010)
|State West Virginia|
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
Elevation 497 m
Zip code 25853
Helen is a census-designated place (CDP) in Raleigh 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.