Pāpaʻaloa, Hawaii

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Pāpaʻaloa, Hawaii
Pāpaʻaloa, Hawaii is located in Hawaii
Pāpaʻaloa, Hawaii
Pāpaʻaloa, Hawaii
Location within the state of Hawaii
Coordinates: 19°58′44″N 155°13′16″W / 19.97889°N 155.22111°W / 19.97889; -155.22111Coordinates: 19°58′44″N 155°13′16″W / 19.97889°N 155.22111°W / 19.97889; -155.22111
CountryUnited States
10 ft (3 m)
Time zoneUTC-10 (Hawaii-Aleutian (HST))
ZIP codes
GNIS feature ID363109

Papaʻaloa (also spelled Papaaloa) is an unincorporated community on the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. It lies along Hawaii Route 19 north of Hilo, the county seat of Hawaii County.[1] Its elevation is 10 feet (3 m) Because the community has borne multiple names, the Board on Geographic Names officially designated it "Papaaloa" in 1914 and 1954 before assigning the current name in 2001.[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 96780.[3]

It is home to American author and political activist Mike Davis (scholar).