Near Naalehu in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
South Point Complex
has been designated a
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
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 & Space • Anthropology & Archaeology • Communications • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
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 Touch for directions.
Regarding South Point Complex. Near here is 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.)
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.
— Submitted January 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. This page has been viewed 24,942 times since then and 690 times this year. Last updated on September 4, 2007. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. 3. submitted on January 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on June 5, 2009, by Christopher Brown of Crofton, United States. 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. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.