Waimea in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
In the early 1800s, Kamehameha converted Mailekini Heiau into a fort, placing up to 21 cannons on the front walls. In 1823 the remains of the temple caught the attention of an English missionary, who commented that it "was nearly equal in its dimensions to that on the summit of the Hill (Pu'ukokolā), but inferior in every other respect."
It you look closely at the back walls of Mailekini Heiau, you can see sections that are somewhat higher in color, indicating where the National Park Service preformed emergency stabilization work in the 1970s.
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Location. 20° 1.663′ N, 155° 49.346′ W. Marker is in Waimea, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Kawaihae Road (Hawaii Route 270), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 62-3601 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela HI 96743, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Pu'ukohola Heiau (within shouting distance of this marker); Hale o Kapuni Heiau (within shouting distance of this marker); Pu'ukohlā Heiau (within shouting distance of this marker); Pelekane (within shouting distance of this marker); Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp Henry C. Drewes (approx. 2½ miles away); Puakō Petroglyph Archaeological District (approx. 5.6 miles away); Ancient Foot Trail (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waimea.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the trails at Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site.
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.