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Near Kailua-Kona in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Kumukea/Kumukēhu Point

 
 
Kumukea/Kumukēhu Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2017
1. Kumukea/Kumukēhu Point Marker
Inscription. This projection of land, more properly known by an older name, Kumukea Point, is a significant landmark of coastal Kekaha. The surface 'a'ā lava that covers this area is the result of the historic Ka'ūpūlehu Flow of 1801, which was deposited on top of a much older pāhoehoe flow. The older flow is visible in a few locations and appears as a reddish, partially weathered surface. The traditional name, Kumukea, is derived from a legendary chiefs who resided in the Ka'ūpūlehu area. Chiefs Kumukea-Kalani is also associated in legend with the naming of Ka'ūpūlehu.
 
Location. 19° 49.587′ N, 155° 59.74′ W. Marker is near Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Kaupulehu Drive near Aina Kaha Place, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 72-100 Kaupulehu Drive, Kailua Kona HI 96740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kupe'e Concentration (here, next to this marker); Imu Fishing Area (here, next to this marker); Offshore Ko'a Moi (a few steps from this marker); Hawaiian Trail (a few steps from this marker); Habitation Site
Kumukea/Kumukēhu Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2017
2. Kumukea/Kumukēhu Point Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Waiulu Kīpuka (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Waiulu Kīpuka (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ala Loa (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kailua-Kona.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on along a public access coastal path in front Four Season Resort Hualalai. The path may be accessed via an unnamed road located on the south side of the resort. Stop at the gate and ask for a pass and instructions Kukio Beach.
The address given above is for the Four Season Resort.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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