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Saint Helens, Washington
Country  United States of America
State  Washington
County Cowlitz
Elevation
288 m (945 ft)
Time zone UTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP code
98649
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-60840
GNIS feature ID 1525356

Saint Helens is an unincorporated community in Cowlitz County, Washington. Saint Helens is located east of the city of Castle Rock and along the North Fork Toutle River. Saint Helens is reached by traveling 24 miles (39 km) east of Castle Rock along Washington State Route 504, which is also known as the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway. The Saint Helens community takes its name from Mount St. Helens, which, in turn, was named by explorer George Vancouver after a friend of his, Baron St. Helens. The Saint Helens community is part of the Toutle Lake School District, a K-12 school district of about 600 students.

Saint Helens is located 19.15 miles (30.82 km) northwest of Mount St. Helens. The eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980, was the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States.

Geography

Saint Helens is located at 46°20′39″N 122°31′43″W / 46.34417°N 122.52861°W / 46.34417; -122.52861 (46.3442747, -122.5287198).

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