Kaumakani, Hawaii

related topics
{household, population, female}
{country, population, people}
{area, community, home}
{household, population, family}
{island, water, area}

Kaumakani (literally, "place in the wind" in Hawaiian [1]) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauaʻi County, Hawaiʻi, United States. The population was 607 at the 2000 census.

Contents

History

Kaumakani was officially known as Makaweli (which means "fearful features" in the Hawaiian Language[2]) for over forty years; Makaweli was an ancient land division (ahupuaʻa).[3] In 1914, the Board on Geographic Names ruled that the community was to be named Makaweli, and only in 1956 did it name the CDP Kaumakani.[4] Kaumakani has its own post office, with the ZIP code of 96747.[5] In 2008, a small settlement to the west at 21°55′59″N 159°38′51″W / 21.93306°N 159.6475°W / 21.93306; -159.6475 (Pakala Village) known as Pakala Village was designated its own CDP,[6] and has its own post office with code 96769.[7].[8] Makaweli Landing at Pākala was called Robinson's Landing, since the famly of Aubrey Robinson ran a private ferry to their island of Niʻihau.[9] Pākala means "the sun shines" in Hawaiian.[10]

Geography

Kaumakani is located on the southern shore of Kauaʻi island at 21°55′13″N 159°37′27″W / 21.92028°N 159.62417°W / 21.92028; -159.62417 (21.920292, -159.624281)[11]. The main road is Kaumualiʻi Highway, Route 50.

Full article ▸

related documents
Makawao, Hawaii
Laguna, New Mexico
Shepherd, Montana
North Massapequa, New York
Halfway, Maryland
Rome, Illinois
Manhasset Hills, New York
West Haven-Sylvan, Oregon
Angola on the Lake, New York
Dennis, Oklahoma
Fort Meade, Maryland
Puhi, Hawaii
Many Farms, Arizona
Friedens, Pennsylvania
Valencia, New Mexico
South Valley Stream, New York
Glenwood Landing, New York
Cannon Ball, North Dakota
Schurz, Nevada
Fall Branch, Tennessee
Gregory, Oklahoma
Lawai, Hawaii
Evergreen, Marathon County, Wisconsin
Oakhurst, Oklahoma
Roebuck, South Carolina
New Hempstead, New York
Mescalero, New Mexico
Amity Gardens, Pennsylvania
Phoenicia, New York
Sanostee, New Mexico