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St Helena
Napa County, California


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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of St Helena is approximately 4,990 (1990).
The approximate number of families is 2,364 (1990).
The amount of land area in St Helena is 12.395 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from St Helena to Washington DC is 2578 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 57 miles. (as the crow flies)
St Helena is positioned 38.50 degrees north of the equator and 122.46 degrees west of the prime meridian.
St Helena elevation is 257 feet above sea level.


On hwy 29 east of Santa Rosa, north of San Francisco in the general Napa area
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History & History Related Items

This area has always been primarily agricultural and rural. It was first settled in 1834 as part of the Vallejo Land Grant. It was first incorporation on 24 March 1876 and then, reincorporated on 14 May 1889.

One of the founding fathers of St. Helena, California is Augustus Tainter. He donated land to the city. There is a Tainter St. in St. Helena named after him.
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The founding of St Helena


St Helena City Government

City of St. Helena
1480 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574
Phone: (707) 963-2741

St. Helena has a Council-City Manager form of government.

St Helena Historical Events

6 December 1877

Death date for Augustus Tainter, native of Ohio
Died of Dropsy at the age of 51 and was buried in the St. Helena Cemetery.
"Augustus Tainter, an old citizen and reported to have built the first house in St Helena, died at his residence here Wednesday night and was interred Thursday, his funeral being attended by large concourse of people. Most of the land titles in the western corner of town passed through him."
The records shows six interments in lot 13, Block 12 as follows:
Augustus, Margaret Sheahan Tainter, Rachel Tainter, John Tainter, Mary Tainter, and Annie Lyons.

St Helena Chamber

St. Helena Chamber of Commerce
1010 Main Street, Suite A
St. Helena, California
Phone: 707-963-4456
Toll-free: 800-799-6456

St Helena Organizations

St. Helena Chamber of Commerce
1010 Main Street, Suite A
St. Helena, California
Phone: 707-963-4456
Toll-free: 800-799-6456

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