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The Arkansas state capital is Little Rock.
The population of Helena is approximately 7,491 (1990).
The approximate number of families is 2,987 (1990).
The amount of land area in Helena is 22.508 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.002 sq kilometers.
The distance from Helena to Washington DC is 848 miles.
The distance to the Arkansas state capital is 105 miles. (as the crow flies)
Helena is positioned 34.52 degrees north of the equator and 90.60 degrees west of the prime meridian.


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Helena City Government

Helena City Clerk
226 Perry Street
Helena, Arkansas 72342
Phone: (870) 338-6439

Helena Mayor's Office
226 Perry St
Helena, AR 72342-3338
Phone: 870-338-9831

Helena Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
111 Hickory Hills Drive
Helena, Arkansas 72342
Phone: (870) 338-8327

Helena Community News

I am seeking your assistance in this family history quest of mine.
My name is Shangz Rochelle Farzanegan (married name). My maiden name is Shangz Rochelle Brown. My Father's name is Robert Brown, Jr. My Uncle’s (my father's half brother) name is Nolan Roberts. His father's name was John Roberts. John Robert's father's name was Samuel Roberts and his mother's name was Mary Nolan.

John Roberts would be 100 years old this year. He was born in 1898. According to my uncle's best recollection John Roberts (his father) was from Helena, Arkansas during the time when most African-Americans were moving from their small hometowns to Detroit (Motor City) to join the booming Ford Company. The population (again to his best recollection) was very small with no new prospects let alone hope for employment. If my understanding is correct, John Roberts was run out of town because he told the African-Americans to basically pack up and leave to go to Detroit, because there was money there.

So, my question for you is this. Where can someone like me (Nolan Robert’s (technically 1/2) niece) find the history of Helena, Arkansas at that time when African-Americans were moving to Detroit because of the money to be earned there due to the success of the Ford Company.
Thanks, curious niece - Shangz Farzanegan

Helena Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
111 Hickory Hills Drive
Helena, Arkansas 72342
Phone: (870) 338-8327

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