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Welcome to Hilo ...

Hilo is located on the island of Hawaii.

Hilo is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Hilo lies in the Hawaiian/Aleutian Standard Time Zone (HST) and does not observe daylight saving time

The area code for Hilo: (808)

The ZIP codes for Hilo: 96720-96721<2>

Websites for Hilo ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.hicc.biz/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Hilo, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Hilo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Hilo - they are located in Arkansas, Kentucky and Missouri.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hilo.

Communities near Hilo ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hilo.

  • Papaikou
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Papaikou
    • Papaikou lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the north of Hilo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Papaikou have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Papaikou
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Papaikou<5>
  • Keaau
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keaau
    • Keaau lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Hilo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keaau have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keaau
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keaau<5>
  • Kurtistown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kurtistown
    • Kurtistown lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Hilo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kurtistown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kurtistown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kurtistown<5>
  • Pepeekeo
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pepeekeo
    • Pepeekeo lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the north of Hilo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pepeekeo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pepeekeo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pepeekeo<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mountain View
    • Orchidlands Estates
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchidlands Estates
      • Orchidlands Estates lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Hilo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchidlands Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchidlands Estates
    • Honomu
    • Hakalau
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hakalau
      • Hakalau lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Hilo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hakalau have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hakalau
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hakalau<5>
    • Hawaiian Acres
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawaiian Acres
      • Hawaiian Acres lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the south of Hilo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawaiian Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawaiian Acres
    • Ainaloa
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ainaloa
      • Ainaloa lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Hilo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ainaloa have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ainaloa

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hilo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hilo.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hilo. Our list includes 28 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hilo.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hilo ...

Looking for more information about Hilo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hilo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hilo.

Adding Hilo to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hilo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hilo was on a map titled Road Map for Hawaii (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hilo on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Hilo

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hilo. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Hawaii: https://portal.ehawaii.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hilo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Hilo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hilo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Hilo includes: 96720 & 96721.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hilo) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hilo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HiloOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hilo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 19.7106, Longitude: -155.0765    
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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