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Near Kapaa in Kauai County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Maunakapu and Wailua River

Wailua Heritage Trail

— Preserving the culture and history of the Wailua River Valley —

 
 
Maunakapu and Wailua River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, May 24, 2013
1. Maunakapu and Wailua River Marker
Inscription.  The mountain ridges of Maunakapu and Nounou divided the Wailua ahupua'a into two sections. Wailua Kai, traditionally referred to as, "Wailuanuiaho'ano," encompasses about 2800 acres of land seaward. Wailua Uka is comprised of more than 17,455 acres. Altogether, the verdant valley provided all of the resources and necessities to support the chiefly retinues, along with the populace of maka'ainana who cultivated the lands and provided labor for the ruling ali'i.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural ResourcesNotable Places.
 
Location. 22° 2.766′ N, 159° 21.555′ W. Marker is near Kapaa, Hawaii, in Kauai County. Marker can be reached from Hawaii Route 580, 1.7 miles west of Hawaii Route 56, on the left when traveling west. Marker can be reached by parking at the Opaeka'a Falls overlook and walking the sidewalk towards the falls. Then use the crosswalk to reach the marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kapaa HI 96746, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wai'ale'ale (here, next to this marker); Poli'auh Heiau
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Houola (approx. 1½ miles away); Albert S. Morgan Sr.'s Lydgate Pools (approx. 1.6 miles away); Roxy Theater (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Kapa'a Japanese Stone Lantern (Ishidoro) (approx. 3½ miles away); Kōloa Jodo Mission (approx. 11.8 miles away); Koloa, Birthplace of the Hawaiian Sugar Industry (approx. 11.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kapaa.
 
Maunakapu and Wailua River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, May 24, 2013
2. Maunakapu and Wailua River Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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