West Helena

West Helena, Arkansas

Introduction to West Helena, Arkansas

West Helena, Arkansas, in Phillips county, is 53 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee. About 8,689 people reside in West Helena.

West Helena History

West Helena has its roots in the foundation of the city of Helena in 1833. Helena was occupied by the Union Army before the Battle of Helena, during the Civil War. There are several battle sites in the area which are intact. West Helena consolidated with Helena-West Helena on January 1, 2006. This made Helena-West Helena the the largest city of Phillips County.

West Helena and nearby Attractions

  • West Helena City Hall
  • West Park
  • East Park
  • West Helena Public Library
  • Saint Matthews Church

Things To Do In West Helena

Tourists visiting West Helena can enjoy the area’s parks such as East Park and West Park, which have many recreational facilities. Some quality time can also be spent at the West Helena Public Library. A popular tourist destination is the West Helena City Hall. The area’s churches are worth visiting including the West Helena Baptist Church and Saint Matthews Church.

West Helena Transportation

Memphis International Airport is the closest airport to West Helena.

West Helena Higher Education

There are many higher education institutes near West Helena including Northwest Mississippi Community College, University of Memphis, Delta State University, The University of Tennessee Health science Center, and Southwest Tennessee Community College-Macon campus.

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