Keokea, Hawaii County, Hawaii

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Kēōkea is an unincorporated populated place in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States.[1] It is located at 19°25′10″N 155°52′58″W / 19.41944°N 155.88278°W / 19.41944; -155.88278Coordinates: 19°25′10″N 155°52′58″W / 19.41944°N 155.88278°W / 19.41944; -155.88278, near the junction of Māmalahoa Highway (Route 11) and Keala o Keawe Road (Route 160), elevation 960 feet. Satellite imagery shows evidence of a humid climate with agriculture dominant around the settlement. Just to the north is the area of Hōnaunau. It was the name for the land division (ahupuaa) of ancient Hawaii that stretched from the shoreline to Mauna Loa owned by Mataio Kekūanāoa.[2]

The name is used for several places throughout the Hawaiian Islands.[3] A county park named Kēōkea is on the north coast of the Hawaiʻi Island, at 20°13′37″N 155°44′44″W / 20.22694°N 155.74556°W / 20.22694; -155.74556.[4][5] In the Hawaiian Language kē ō kea means "the sound of whitecaps",[6] or "the white sand".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kēōkea
  2. ^ a b Lloyd J. Soehren (2010). "lookup of Kēōkea ". in Hawaiian Place Names. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library. Retrieved October 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ Lloyd J. Soehren (2010). "lookup of Kēōkea ". in Hawaiian Place Names. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library. Retrieved October 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ John R. K. Clark (2004). "lookup of Kēōkea ". in Hawai'i Place Names: Shores, Beaches, and Surf Sites. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, University of Hawaii Press. Retrieved October 13, 2010. 
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kēōkea Beach Park
  6. ^ Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel Hoyt Elbert and Esther T. Mookini (2004). "lookup of Kēōkea ". in Place Names of Hawai'i. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, University of Hawaii Press. Retrieved October 13, 2010.