As the county seat, Helena was the center of a prosperous cotton plantation region in the antebellum years.Helena was occupied by the Union Army early in the American Civil War.We have successfully launched many happy and lasting relationships so join today and see who could be a great match for you.
The city of Helena was founded by European Americans in 1833, as a port along the Mississippi River.
Crowleys Ridge provided elevation and some protection against flooding, a rare feature along the right/west bank of the lower Mississippi River.
The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.28. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.5 males.
In the city, the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the city was $18,662, and the median income for a family was $21,534.
Mechanization had reduced the need for farm workers.
The city continued to grow until the closing of the Mohawk Rubber Company, a subsidiary of Yokohama Rubber Company, in the 1970s. Among the attractions in Helena–West Helena are the Delta Cultural Center, the Pillow-Thompson House (owned and operated by the Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas), and the Helena Confederate Cemetery, which holds the remains of seven Confederate Army generals.
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Clockwise from top: Cherry Street Historic District, the Delta Cultural Center, Phillips County Courthouse, the Helena Bridge over the Mississippi River and the Spirit of the American Doughboy Monument The current city was consolidated, effective January 1, 2006, from the two Arkansas cities of Helena and West Helena.