Hōnaunau, Hawaii

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Hōnaunau, Hawaii
Unincorporated community
Hōnaunau, Hawaii is located in Hawaii
Hōnaunau, Hawaii
Hōnaunau, Hawaii
Location within the state of Hawaii
Coordinates: 19°25′37″N 155°54′47″W / 19.42694°N 155.91306°W / 19.42694; -155.91306Coordinates: 19°25′37″N 155°54′47″W / 19.42694°N 155.91306°W / 19.42694; -155.91306
Country United States
State Hawaii
County Hawaii
Elevation 52 ft (16 m)
Time zone Hawaii-Aleutian (HAST) (UTC-10)
 • Summer (DST) HADT (UTC-9)
ZIP codes 96726
GNIS feature ID 359269

Hōnaunau (also spelled Honaunau) is an unincorporated community on the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. It lies just off Hawaii Route 11 on the opposite side of the island from Hilo, the county seat of Hawaii County.[1] Its elevation is 52 feet (16 m). Because the community has borne multiple names, the Board on Geographic Names officially designated it "Honaunau" in 1914 and 1954 before changing to the current spelling in 2000.[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code 96726.[3]

Hōnaunau is part of the census-designated place of Honaunau-Napoopoo.[4] Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, formerly known as the City of Refuge, is located at Hōnaunau.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '09. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 30.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hōnaunau, Hawaii, Geographic Names Information System, 2003-09-30. Accessed 2008-04-08.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ Comparison of location on atlas with this map