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Kailua Kona in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
The First Hawaiian Christian
 
The First Hawaiian Christian Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dawn Toman, December 27, 2010
1. The First Hawaiian Christian Marker
 
Inscription.
The first Hawaiian Christian,
Henry Opukahaia,
died at Cornwall, Conn. 1818

The first Christian
missionaries to Hawaii,
Bingham, Thurston, Whitney,
landed at Kailua, April 12, 1820
with their Hawaiian comrades
Hopu, Kanui, Honoli.

 
Location. 19° 38.373′ N, 155° 59.64′ W. Marker is in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker is at the intersection of Alii Drive and Sarona Road, on the right when traveling north on Alii Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75-5713 Alii Drive, Kailua Kona HI 96740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hulihe‘e Palace / Moku‘aikaua Church (here, next to this marker); Hulihe‘e Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); Honokohau Settlement (approx. 2.6 miles away); Ala Mauka Makai (approx. 3.2 miles away); A Sanctuary for Humpback Whales (approx. 3.2 miles away); Discovering Kaloko-Honokohau (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hale Mua (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lonoikamakahiki Residence (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kailua Kona.
 
The First Hawaiian Christian Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dawn Toman, December 27, 2010
2. The First Hawaiian Christian Marker
The marker is on the left side of the entrance arch for the Moku'aikaua Church, which is behind the arch.
 
 
Small Cemetery in front of Moku'aikaua Church Photo, Click for full size
By Dawn Toman, December 27, 2010
3. Small Cemetery in front of Moku'aikaua Church
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 474 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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