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Welcome to Kipahulu ...

Kipahulu is located on the island of Maui, which makes up the majority of Maui County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Kipahulu, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1900.

Kipahulu is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

The area code for Kipahulu: (808)

Communities near Kipahulu ...

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

  • Kaupo
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kaupo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaupo
  • Hana
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Keokea
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keokea
  • Kula
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Olinda
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olinda
  • Makawao
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
  • Pukalani
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Ulupalakua
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
  • Haliimaile
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
  • Haiku
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)

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 Kipahulu. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kipahulu.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kipahulu. See our Newspapers Page for Kipahulu.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kipahulu ...

Looking for more information about Kipahulu? 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 Kipahulu, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kipahulu.

Adding Kipahulu to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Kipahulu was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<4>

From that list, the Kipahulu post office opened in 1900.

We also found Kipahulu on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Hawaii (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Kipahulu.

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

The official website for State of Hawaii:

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kipahulu - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Feb 2024