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Helen, West Virginia

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Country  United States
County  Raleigh
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, West Virginia

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.

References

Helen, West Virginia Wikipedia


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