Kuemanu Heiau

Kuemanu Heiau (HM237Z)

Location: Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Hawaii County
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Country: United States of America
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N 19° 34.887', W 155° 58.023'

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In the past, Hawaiian religious practices included the worship of many gods, both through individual and family rituals at small shrines and through larger community ceremonies at heiau (temples) such as this one. In 1819, King Kamehameha II renounced the traditional Hawaiian religion and the wooden god images, thatched houses and other perishable structures that once stood on the stone heiau foundations were destroyed or allowed to fall into ruin and decay. What we call heiau today are the foundations of the temples themselves.
Prehistorically, the Kahalu'u area supported a large population, including high ranking chiefs. Many of the once numerous heiau and other archaeological sites left behind by the ancient Hawaiians are being lost to the rapid growth and development that Hawaii has seen during this century. Kuemanu Heiau, said to have been used to pray for good surfing conditions, has been preserved by the County of Hawaii. Kuemanu was recently repaired and portions of the walls you see have been reconstructed.
For your safety, please don't walk along the edge of the walls.
HM NumberHM237Z
Year Placed1982
Placed ByDepartment of Parks and Recreation, County of Hawaii
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, November 26th, 2017 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)5Q E 188710 N 2167868
Decimal Degrees19.58145000, -155.96705000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 34.887', W 155° 58.023'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 34' 53.22" N, 155° 58' 1.3800000000002" W
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Area Code(s)808
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 78-6676 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona HI 96740, US
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