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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Location of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
► Hawaii County (102)
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|The sanctuary lies within the shallow, warm waters surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands and is one of the world’s most important humpback whale habitats.
Most of the North Pacific humpback whale population migrates nearly 3,000 miles to Hawaiian . . . — — Map (db m72000)|
|Upon this paepae (stone platform) is a representation of Ahu;ena Heiau. Restored by Kamehameha I upon the unification of the pae'aina (island chain), he rededicated Ahu'ena to Lono, the god of peace and prosperity. The Hale O Lono (House of Lono) . . . — — Map (db m110669) HM|
|You are walking along a segment of the ala loa (long path), a Hawaiian foot trail that linked settlement areas along the coast from Kealakekua to Kawaihae. This segment of the trail was also identified as a traditional route for the huaka'i pō, . . . — — Map (db m110501) HM|
|This trail cuts across Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, passing sites that represent many of the values for which this park was created, such as a malama ka aina, caring for the land. This was a place where Hawaiian families lived, values . . . — — Map (db m72001) HM|
| Kauikeaouli was born within this enclosure March 17, 1814 the second son of Kamehameha I and Keopuolani. His reign (1825-1854) was the longest in the history of the Kingdom. While a minor, his kingdom knew the firm regency of Queen Ka'ahumanu, . . . — — Map (db m172848) HM|
|Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park celebrates the indigenous people of Hawaii. It penetrates deep into Hawaiian antiquity by preserving evidence of a thousand years of society. It links the touched with the heartfelt, transcending the . . . — — Map (db m71999) HM|
|This archaeological site contains several residential and food storage features, and was first occupied on a temporary basis during the early 1800s. Fishing and collecting marine resources was the primary economic activity for residents of this . . . — — Map (db m110504) HM|
|This is a portion of an ala loa (long path) or ala kahakai (a more recent term meaning trail by the sea) that follows the coastline. The Hawaiians of old used it to connect communities for socializing and exchanging goods, as well as to arrive at . . . — — Map (db m110506) HM|
|Honokohau Settlement has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United . . . — — Map (db m4248) HM|
|Hulihe‘e Palace was built in 1838 by
Governor John Adams Kuakini, a companion of
Kamehahena I and one of the first Chiefs
to take up western ways.
Built of coral lava rock and a native woods,
it was handsomely furnished. Hulihe'e
became . . . — — Map (db m302) HM|
Construction of Hulihe‘e Palace was completed in 1838. Hulihe‘e was the gracious residence of Governor John Adams Kuakini and a favorite retreat for Hawai‘i’s royal families. Kuakini oversaw the construction of both . . . — — Map (db m39424) HM|
|In the shallow water flat of Ka'ūpūlehu Beach a special fishing technique was used by Hawaiians during rough water conditions. Stone piles (imu) were constructed as shelters to attract fish. These piles were then dismantled as nets were . . . — — Map (db m110582) HM|
|Home of Kamehameha I, founder of the Hawaiian Kingdom, from 1812 until his death. Here he built his residence, storehouses and fishponds and remodeled 'Ahu'ena Heiau, a temple of great antiquity. When he died here May 8 1819, his son Liholiho was . . . — — Map (db m110592) HM|
After uniting the Hawaiian kingdom, Kamehameha I returned to rule from his compound at Kamakahonu (lit. eye of the turtle) from 1812 until his death in 1819. 'Ahu'ena Heiau, the religious temple that served Kamehameha was rebuilt . . . — — Map (db m110665) HM|
|This sacred pond was built with lava rock and coral mortar in the mid 1800's. It once served as a bathhouse for the royal families. Fresh water empties into Ki’ ope pond through underground springs along the edges of the wall. Because of its rich . . . — — Map (db m123291) HM|
|In the past, Hawaiian religious practices included the worship of many gods, both through individual and family rituals at small shrines and through larger community ceremonies at heiau (temples) such as this one. In 1819, King Kamehameha II . . . — — Map (db m110675) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m110507) HM|
|A prime habitat for kupe'e (Nerita polita) is located in a wave washed area of sand and basalt boulders along Ka'ūpūlehu Beach. This area is traditionally recognized for its dense concentration of kupe'e. These shellfish were collected . . . — — Map (db m110583) HM|
|When the first Polynesians landed in Hawai‘i, most of the life they found here was unique to this place. Organisms found only in one place are called endemic — and Hawai‘i has one of the highest rates of endemism on the planet.
The first . . . — — Map (db m123294) HM|
Once a hub for canoeing, water gathering and some shipping, the fancy beach at Niumalu (lit. shade of the coconut tree), commonly known as Kanuha Beach, is sheltered by a sea wall that has protected beach-goers of over 100 . . . — — Map (db m110586) HM|
|Approximately 500 feet (150 meters) offshore of this location is a ko'a moi. Moi is Hawaiian for Treadfin (Polydactlus sexfilis), and ko'a is a fishing ground. This fishing spot was prized for its abundance of moi, which traditionally was a highly . . . — — Map (db m110585) HM|
The first Hawaiian Christian,
died at Cornwall, Conn. 1818
The first Christian
missionaries to Hawaii,
Bingham, Thurston, Whitney,
landed at Kailua, April 12, 1820
with their Hawaiian comrades
Hopu, . . . — — Map (db m39440) HM|
|By virtue of being a named place, Waiulu was clearly known by the people of old. It is a place of note recounted by elders in the area. A hālau wa'a (canoe house) was located here, indicating a good landing. One of the important factors that . . . — — Map (db m110502) HM|
|Despite the naturally arid conditions of the surrounding landscape, there a few sources of drinkable water within this part of coastal Kekaha. One of these is located a short distance inland from this location. It is known as Waiulu, which is . . . — — Map (db m110503) HM|