Kailua-Kona in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
American missionaries landed on this beach April 4, 1820 and Christianity was introduced.
When the capitol was move to Lahina, Kamakahonu became island capitol and residence of Governor Kaukini who rebuilt it into Fort 'Ahu'ena
Erected by Commission on Historical Sites.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 4, 1820.
Location. 19° 38.395′ N, 155° 59.856′ W. Marker is in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Palani RoadTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua Kona HI 96740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kamakahonu / Kailua Pier (within shouting distance of this marker); Ahu'ena Heiau (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Niumalu Beach / Kailua Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ki'ope Pond (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Hawaiian Christian (approx. ¼ mile away); Hulihe‘e Palace / Moku‘aikaua Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Hulihe‘e Palace (approx. ¼ mile away); Marine Life (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kailua-Kona.
Also see . . . Kamakahonu - National Park Service. Kamakahonu, the residence of Kamehameha I, is located at the north end of Kailua Bay in Kailua-Kona on the Island of Hawai'i. At one time the residential compound included 'Ahu'ena Heiau, the personal heiau (place of worship) of Kamehameha I, thatched houses for ali'i (chiefs) and women, an enclosing wall, Hale Nana Mahina'ai (the personal retreat of Kamehameha I) work sheds, storehouses, and other buildings. After Kamehameha's death, a hale poki (mortuary house) was built next to the heiau to hold his bones. (Submitted on November 26, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 4. submitted on November 26, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.