Kailua-Kona in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Erected 1964 by U. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
Location. 19° 40.197′ N, 156° 1.1′ W. Marker is in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker is on Kealakehe Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Off Queen Kaahumanu Highway (19) towards Honokohau Marina/Small Boat Harbor. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kailua Kona HI 96740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ala Mauka Makai (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Sanctuary for Humpback Whales (approx. 0.6 miles away); Discovering Kaloko-Honokohau (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kamakahonu Kamakahonu / Kailua Pier (approx. 2½ miles away); Ahu'ena Heiau (approx. 2½ miles away); Niumalu Beach / Kailua Bay (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hulihe‘e Palace / Moku‘aikaua Church (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kailua-Kona.
More about this marker. Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 29, 1962): “Because of its ideal landing places for canoes and its fishponds, the Honokohau coastal area was important to historic as well as ancient Hawaiians. This site includes ancient house sites, temples, fishponds, a toboggan slide, tombs, and scattered petroglyphs.”
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