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Welcome to Papaikou ...

Papaikou is located on the island of Hawaii.


The location of Papaikou has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Papaikou, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1956.

Papaikou is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Papaikou is within the (808) area code.

The ZIP code for Papaikou: 96781<3>

Communities near Papaikou ...

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

  • Hilo
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
  • Honomu
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
  • Hakalau
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hakalau have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hakalau
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hakalau <4>
  • Keaau
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keaau have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keaau
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keaau <4>
  • Ninole
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ninole have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ninole
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ninole <4>
  • Kurtistown
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kurtistown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kurtistown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kurtistown <4>
  • Papaaloa
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Papaaloa have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Papaaloa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Papaaloa <4>
  • Mountain View
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Orchidlands Estates
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchidlands Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchidlands Estates
  • Hawaiian Acres
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawaiian Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawaiian Acres

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Papaikou ...

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

Adding Papaikou to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Papaikou 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 Papaikou was on a map titled Road Map for Hawaii (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Papaikou.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Papaikou. 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 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.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Papaikou - 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 Papaikou). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Papaikou or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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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