Place:Hawaii, Hawaii, United States

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NameHawaii
Alt namesHawai'i Countysource: Wikipedia
Hawaiisource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Hawaii Islandsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS15000799
Hawaiʻisource: Hawaiʻi State Government (1999) accessed 04/15/99
Island of Hawaiisource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS15000799
The Big Islandsource: Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Hawaii." Accessed 09/02/03
TypeCounty
Coordinates19.5°N 155.5°W
Located inHawaii, United States     (1905 - )
Contained Places
Census-designated place
Ainaloa
Captain Cook
Eden Roc
Fern Acres
Fern Forest
Halaula
Hawaiian Acres
Hawaiian Beaches
Hawaiian Ocean View
Hawaiian Paradise Park
Hawi
Holualoa
Honalo
Honaunau-Napoopoo
Honokaa
Honomu
Kahaluu-Keauhou
Kalaoa
Kapaau
Kealakekua
Kukuihaele
Kurtistown
Laupahoehoe
Leilani Estates
Mountain View
Naalehu
Nanawale Estates
Orchidlands Estates
Paauilo
Pahala
Pahoa
Papaikou
Paukaa
Pepeekeo
Puako
Volcano
Waikoloa Village
Waimea
Wainaku
District
Kau
Inhabited place
Ahole Heiau
Ahualoa
Ahuena Heiau
Ainapo
Akona
Anaehoomalu
Canoe Landing Site
Cooks Heiau
Glenwood
Haina
Hakalau
Halawa
Hale Pili
Hale o Lono Heiau
Hale o Mano Heiau
Halepiula
Hanaipoe
Hikapoloa
Hikiau Heiau
Hilea
Honaunau
Honohina
Honoipu Landing
Honokaa Landing
Honokohau
Honolulu Landing
Honomalino
Honopu
Honuapo
Hookena
Hoopuloa
Hopuwai
Huehue Ranch
Kaalualu
Kaapahu
Kaau
Kaauhuhu Homesteads
Kaawaloa
Kahaluu
Kahei Homesteads
Kahuku Ranch
Kaiaakea
Kaieie Heiau
Kaieie Homesteads
Kailua-Kona
Kaimu
Kainaliu
Kalapana
Kalopa
Kamaili
Kaneeleele Heiau
Kaniahiku Village
Kapaahu
Kapalaoa
Kapehu
Kapoho
Kapulena
Kaueleau
Kaukohoku
Kaunene
Kaupulehu
Kawaihae
Kawailiula
Keaau Ranch
Keaau
Kealakehe Homesteads
Kealakomo
Kealapuali
Kealia
Keamuku
Keanakolu
Keanapaakai
Keauhou Landing
Keauhou
Keawaiki
Keehia
Keei
Keeku Heiau
Kehena
Kekaloa Heiau
Keokea
Kiholo
Kipuka Nahuaopala
Kipuka Nene
Koae
Koholalele Landing
Kolo
Komakawai
Kukaiau
Kukii Heiau
Kukio
Kukui
Kukuihaele Landing
Laeapuki
Lahuipuaa
Laniakea
Mahaiula
Mahukona
Makahalau
Makalawena
Makapala
Mana
Meyer Camp
Middle Moaula Camp
Milolii
Moa Heiau
Mokaoku
Monohaa
Mookini Heiau
Ninole
Niukukahi Heiau
Onomea
Ookala
Opihikao
Paauhau Landing
Paauhau
Paliaalii
Palihooukapapa
Papa
Papaaloa
Papakonani Boat Landing
Papaloa
Pauahi
Pawaina
Pepeekeo Mill
Pohakea Homesteads
Pohoiki
Pua Akala
Pualaa
Punaluu Kahawai
Punaluu
Puopelu
Puuanahulu
Puueo
Saddle Road Junction
Umikoa
Waiahukini
Waiaka Heiau
Waiaka
Waihou
Waikapuna
Waikii
Waikui
Wailea
Waiohinu
Waipahoehoe
Waipio
Weliweli
Weloka
Wood Valley Homesteads
Unknown
Hamakua
Hilo
North Kohala
Pahoehoe
Puna
South Kohala
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Hawaii, also called the Island of Hawaii, the Big Island or Hawaii Island ( or ; Hawaiian: or ), which comprises Hawaii County and the Hilo, HI Micropolitan Statistical Area, is an island, county, and Micropolitan Statistical Area located in the U.S. state of Hawaii in the Hawaiian Islands. It is the largest and the southeastern-most of the Hawaiian islands, a chain of volcanic islands in the North Pacific Ocean. With an area of , it is larger than all of the other islands in the archipelago combined and is the largest island in the United States. The island is often referred to as the "Big Island" to reduce confusion between the island and the state.

As of the 2010 Census the population was 185,079. The county seat and largest city is Hilo. There are no incorporated cities in Hawaii County (see Hawaii Counties). Hawaii County has a mayor-council form of government.

Hawaii County is one of seven counties in the United States to share the same name as the state in which it is located (the other six counties are Arkansas County, Idaho County, Iowa County, New York County, Oklahoma County, and Utah County).

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History

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Hawaii is said to have been named for Hawaiʻiloa, the legendary Polynesian navigator who first discovered it. Other accounts attribute the name to the legendary realm of Hawaiki, a place from which the Polynesian people are said to have originated (see also Manua), the place where they go in the afterlife, the realm of the gods and goddesses. Captain James Cook, the English explorer and navigator who discovered the Hawaiian Islands called them the "Sandwich Islands" and was killed on the Big Island at Kealakekua Bay following the theft of a ship's boat.

Hawaii was the home island of Paiea Kamehameha, later known as Kamehameha the Great. Kamehameha united most of the Hawaiian islands under his rule in 1795, after several years of war, and gave the kingdom and the island chain the name of his native island.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1846 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1859 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1905 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1900 46,843
1910 55,382
1920 64,895
1930 73,325
1940 73,276
1950 68,350
1960 61,332
1970 63,468
1980 92,053
1990 120,317

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External links

www.hawaii-county.com/


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