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Welcome to Hilo ...

Hilo is located on the island of Hawaii.

Hilo is located in Hawaii County<1> and is the County Seat for Hawaii County.

Hilo is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Hilo lies within the (808) area code.

The ZIP codes for Hilo: 96720-96721<3>

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 [Hawaii County]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Papaikou
    • Papaikou [Hawaii County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Hilo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Papaikou
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Papaikou<6>
  • Keaau [Hawaii County]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Keaau
    • Keaau [Hawaii County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Hilo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keaau
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keaau<6>
  • Kurtistown [Hawaii County]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Kurtistown
    • Kurtistown [Hawaii County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Hilo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kurtistown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kurtistown<6>
  • Pepeekeo [Hawaii County]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Pepeekeo
    • Pepeekeo [Hawaii County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Hilo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pepeekeo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pepeekeo<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mountain View [Hawaii County]
    • Orchidlands Estates [Hawaii County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Orchidlands Estates
      • Orchidlands Estates [Hawaii County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Hilo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchidlands Estates
    • Honomu [Hawaii County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honomu have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honomu
      • Honomu [Hawaii County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Hilo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honomu
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honomu<6>
    • Hakalau [Hawaii County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Hakalau
      • Hakalau [Hawaii County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Hilo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hakalau
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hakalau<6>
    • Hawaiian Acres [Hawaii County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Hawaiian Acres
      • Hawaiian Acres [Hawaii County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Hilo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawaiian Acres
    • Ainaloa [Hawaii County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Ainaloa
      • Ainaloa [Hawaii County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Hilo
      • 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Hawaii County: www.hawaii-county.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Hawaii's counties, including Hawaii, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hilo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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.
<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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hilo

Our 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    
<6>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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