Kailua-Kona in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Churches & Religion • Government & Politics • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 19° 38.339′ N, 155° 59.648′ W. Marker is in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Alii Drive near Kahikina Lane, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located beside the subject pond, on the grounds of the Hulihe‘e Palace Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75-5718 Alii Drive, Kailua Kona HI 96740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of Hulihe‘e Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Hawaiian Christian (within shouting distance of this marker); Hulihe‘e Palace / Moku‘aikaua Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Niumalu Beach / Kailua Bay (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marine Life (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ahu'ena Heiau (approx. ¼ mile away); Kamakahonu (approx. ¼ mile away); Kamakahonu / Kailua Pier (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kailua-Kona.
Also see . . . Kailua-Kona A Royal Retreat. Today, it's easy to overlook the significance of a pile of stones topped with a thatched hale, or the graceful building beyond a wrought iron fence during a stroll along Ali'i Drive as balmy trade winds blow, but these are the places where King Kamehameha I died and the old kapu system was discarded, ushering in the Christian religion. The king sailed to Kamakahonu, in a sandy cove near the present site of King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel and built his residence, a hale called "Papa" nearby. John Papa I'i, an attendant of the succeeding King Liholiho, described the area, "Outside the (royal) enclosure, by the edge of the sea, was a spring called Ki'ope...It was a gathering place for those who went swimming and a place where the surf rolled in and dashed on land when it was rough. It was deep enough (Submitted on September 15, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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