Kokomo, Hawaii

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Kokomo, Hawaii
Coordinates: 20°52′12″N 156°18′32″W / 20.87°N 156.30889°W / 20.87; -156.30889
CountryUnited States
1,467 ft (447 m)

Kokomo is a community on the island of Maui, Maui County, Hawaii. It is located just north of Makawao, Hawaii at 20°52′12″N 156°18′32″W / 20.87000°N 156.30889°W / 20.87000; -156.30889Coordinates: 20°52′12″N 156°18′32″W / 20.87000°N 156.30889°W / 20.87000; -156.30889. Elevation is about 1,467 feet (447 m).[1] It is uphill of the area known as Haʻikū.[2] Contrary to popular belief, the Beach Boys' 1988 single of the same name is not based on this Hawaiian community; the song's lyrics refer instead to a fictional island near the Florida Keys.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kokomo, Hawaii
  2. ^ Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel Hoyt Elbert and Esther T. Mookini (2004). "lookup of kokomo ". in Place Names of Hawai'i. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, University of Hawaii Press. Retrieved November 8, 2010.
  3. ^ "Kokomo By The Beach Boys Songfacts". Retrieved February 18, 2010.

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