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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Naalehu in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

South Point Complex

 
 
South Point complex Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Beeman, August 4, 2004
1. South Point complex Marker
Inscription.  
South Point Complex
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

under the provisions of the
Historical Sites act of August 21st 1935.
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the history of United States.
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1964

 
Erected 1964 by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. (Marker Number 66000291.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceAnthropology & ArchaeologyCommunicationsWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. 18° 55.252′ N, 155° 40.318′ W. Marker is near Naalehu, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker is on South Point Road, 11 miles south of Mamalahoa Highway (Hawaii Route 11), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Naalehu HI 96772, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Regarding South Point Complex. Near here is
South Point complex Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Beeman, August 4, 2004
2. South Point complex Marker
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the southernmost point in the United States of America. Hawaii, not Florida, is its southernmost state.
 
Also see . . .  Ka'u. "The actual place where Polynesians first stepped foot in Hawaii will always remain a mystery, but it was probably somewhere near the southern tip of the Big Island." (Submitted on March 24, 2006.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Southernmost Point
The United States Code (USC) of law contains many definitions of the "United States". American Samoa is included in many definitions of the "United States" found in the USC. Rose Atoll is the southernmost point belonging to the United States. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted January 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
 
South Point Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, November 22, 2010
3. South Point Complex Marker
South Point Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, November 22, 2010
4. South Point Complex Marker
Beacon Marks The Southernmost Spot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Stroud, October 1, 2000
5. Beacon Marks The Southernmost Spot
A closer shot of the beacon on south point image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bellwether Photography, June 28, 2006
6. A closer shot of the beacon on south point
The Windmill Farm image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Stroud, October 1, 2000
7. The Windmill Farm
Making use of the wind at South Point.
Where the road ends on the south point image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bellwether Photography, June 28, 2006
8. Where the road ends on the south point
Kalae National Historic District Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, November 22, 2010
9. Kalae National Historic District Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. This page has been viewed 27,173 times since then and 658 times this year. Last updated on September 4, 2007. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California.   3, 4. submitted on January 11, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   5. submitted on January 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on June 5, 2009, by Christopher Brown of Crofton, United States.   7. submitted on January 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8. submitted on June 5, 2009, by Christopher Brown of Crofton, United States.   9. submitted on January 11, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 6, 2022