Mahukona

Name:

Mahukona

County:

Hawaii

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

20°10′49″N 155°54′5″W / 20.18028°N 155.90139°W / 20.18028

Elevation:

 

Time Zone:

Hawaiian (HST) (UTC-10)

Comments:

Māhukona is a former settlement on the island of Hawaiʻi. The extinct submerged volcano Māhukona, off shore and to the south, is named for this area. The settlement was once the terminus of the Hawaiian Railroad.

Remains:

The town which once consisted of about 40 families, was abandoned in the 1950s.

Established:

1899

Disestablished:

1915

Current Status:

In 1956 the harbor was closed

Remarks:

The bay is now the site of a park of Hawaii County. Although called Māhukona Beach Park, the shoreline is rocky and there is no sandy beach. Fishing, snorkeling, picnic areas, and camping are available.

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