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Welcome to Waimea ...

Waimea is 2,550 feet [777 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the elevation of Waimea is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Waimea is within the (808) area code.

The ZIP code for Waimea: 96743<2>

Communities Also Named Waimea ...

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

Communities near Waimea ...

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

  • Laupahoehoe
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laupahoehoe
    • Laupahoehoe lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the north of Waimea
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laupahoehoe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laupahoehoe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laupahoehoe<5>
  • Kukuihaele
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kukuihaele
    • Kukuihaele lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Waimea
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kukuihaele have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kukuihaele
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kukuihaele<5>
  • Waikoloa Village
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waikoloa Village
    • Waikoloa Village lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Waimea
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waikoloa Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waikoloa Village
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waikoloa Village<5>
  • Puako
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puako
    • Puako lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the west of Waimea
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puako have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puako
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puako<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Honokaa
    • Niulii
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niulii
      • Niulii lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Waimea
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niulii
    • Halaula
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halaula
      • Halaula lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Waimea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halaula have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halaula
    • Kapaau
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kapaau
      • Kapaau lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Waimea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kapaau have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kapaau
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kapaau<5>
    • Pu'uanahulu
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pu'uanahulu
      • Pu'uanahulu lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Waimea
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pu'uanahulu
    • Hawi

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waimea ...

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

Adding Waimea to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Mentions & References for Waimea

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About Hawaii

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waimea. 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 Waimea - 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 Waimea). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waimea or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waimea) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waimea. 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 WaimeaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waimea. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 20.0204, Longitude: -155.6688    
<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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