National Register Listings in
Honolulu County, Hawaii

Ala Wai Villas Alexander and Baldwin Building Aliiolani Hale Aloha Tower Barry, Mr. & Mrs. David Jr., House Battery Hasebrouck Battery Hawkins Battery Hawkins Annex Battery Jackson Battery Randolph Battery Selfridge Bishop, Bernice P., Museum Boettcher Estate Brewer, C., Building Burningham, Thomas Alexander, House Bushnell House Canavarro, Georges de S., House Case, Lloyd, House Central Fire Station Central Intermediate School Chinatown Historic District Church of the Crossroads CINCPAC Headquarters Coke, James L., House Cook, Grace, House Cooke, Charles Montague, Jr., House Cooke, Clarence H., House Cooper Apartments Cooper, Bartlett, House Dearborn Chemical Company Warehouse Dickey, C. W., House Dilks Property Dillingham Transportation Building Dole, James D., Homestead Duhrsen, Carl H., House Ewa Plain Battlefield Eyman, Jessie-Judson, Wilma, House FALLS OF CLYDE Faus, Dr. Robert, House Fort Ruger Historic District Foster Botanic Garden Friendship Garden Guard, J.B., House Guild, John, House Hawaii Capital Historic District Hawaii Shingon Mission Hawaii Theatre Henriques, Edgar and Lucy, House Hickam Field Hocking, Alfred, House Holt, Lemon Wond, House Honolulu Academy of Arts House at 3023 Kalakaua Avenue House at 3023A Kalakaua Avenue House at 3023B Kalakaua Avenue House at 3027 Kalakaua Avenue House at 3033 Kalakaua Avenue House at 3033B Kalakaua Avenue House at 4109 Black Point Road Huilua Fishpond Iolani Palace Kahaluu Fish Pond Kahaluu Taro Lo'i Kaimuki Fire Station Kaiser, Henry J. and Alyce, Estate Kakaako Fire Station Kakaako Pumping Station Kalihi Fire Station Kamehameha V Post Office Kaneohe Naval Air Station Kaneohe Ranch Building Kapuaiwa Building Kaumakapili Church Kawaiahao Church and Mission Houses Kawailoa Ryusenji Temple Keaiwa Heiau Kelly, John and Kate, House Kualoa Ahupua'a Historical District Kukaniloko Birth Site Kukaniloko Birth Site (Boundary Increase) Kunia Camp Kyoto Gardens of Honolulu Memorial Park Leleahina Heiau Lihiwai Lihiwai (Boundary Increase) Liljestrand House Linekona School Linn, R. N., House Little Makalapa Naval Housing Historic District Makalapa Naval Housing Historic District Makiki Fire Station MALIA (Hawaiian canoe) Marconi Wireless Telegraphy Station Marigold Building McKinley High School Mendonca, J. P., House Merchant Street Historic District Moana Hotel Moili'ili Japanese Cemetery Molii Fishpond National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Oahu Railway and Land Company Right-of-Way Oakley, George D., House Ohrt, Frederick, House Okiokilepe Pond Opana Radar Site Our Lady of Peace Cathedral Pahukini Heiau Palama Fire Station Palm Circle Historic District Pearl Harbor, U.S. Naval Base Podmore, Joseph W., Building Punahou School Campus Puu o Mahuka Heiau Queen Emma's Summer Home Royal Brewery Royal Mausoleum Sacred Heart Church Salvation Army Waioli Tea Room Schofield Barracks Historic District Schofield Barracks Stockade Shadinger, J. Alvin, House Simpson, Charles A., House Sinclair, Dr. Archibald Neil, House Small Heiau Smyth, Mabel, Memorial Building St. Andrew's Cathedral Tantalus-Round Top Road Tavares, Frank, House Thomas Square U.S. Coast Guard Diamond Head Lighthouse U.S. Coast Guard Makapuu Point Light U.S. Immigration Office U.S. Post Office, Customhouse, and Courthouse U.S.S. ARIZONA Memorial USS ARIZONA Wreck USS BOWFIN USS UTAH Wreck Van Tassel, Ernest Shelton, House Waialua Agricultural Company Engine No. 6 Waialua Fire Station Waialua School Waikane Taro Flats Waimalu Shopping Center Wakamiya Inari Shrine Walker, H. Alexander, Residence War Memorial Natatorium Ward, George R., House Washington Place Wheeler Field
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Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States on August 21, 1959. It is the only state in the U.S. made up entirely of islands and is also the only state with a majority Asian population.
Honolulu County, located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, has a rich and diverse history that spans centuries. The region was initially settled by Polynesians, who established small, self-sustaining communities and developed advanced agricultural practices. These early settlers thrived for generations, creating a unique cultural identity that still influences the region today.

In the late 18th century, European explorers, led by British Captain James Cook, arrived in Hawaii, introducing Western influence to the islands. The Kingdom of Hawaii was established in 1810 under the reign of King Kamehameha I. Under his leadership, Honolulu began to flourish as an important trading port and became the capital of the Kingdom in 1845.

In the late 19th century, Honolulu experienced significant growth and development due to the sugar and pineapple industries. Immigrants from China, Japan, and the Philippines were brought in to work on the plantations, contributing to the multicultural makeup of the county. In 1898, Hawaii was annexed by the United States, leading to further development and modernization in Honolulu County.

During World War II, Honolulu was a strategic military base for the United States in the Pacific. The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 marked a pivotal moment in the county's history, resulting in widespread destruction and loss of life. However, Honolulu quickly recovered and continued to grow, becoming a bustling metropolis and a renowned tourist destination.

Today, Honolulu County is a vibrant and cosmopolitan area, known for its beautiful beaches, diverse community, and rich cultural heritage. The county has evolved into a major economic and cultural hub in the Pacific, attracting visitors from around the world and serving as a gateway to explore the wonders of Hawaii.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Honolulu County, Hawaii.

  • 1778 - Captain James Cook lands in Waimea, Kauai, becoming the first recorded European to visit the Hawaiian Islands.
  • 1795 - King Kamehameha I, after several years of conflict, unifies the islands of Hawaii, including the area that would later become Honolulu County.
  • 1809 - The town of Honolulu is established on the island of Oahu by King Kamehameha I.
  • 1845 - Honolulu becomes the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
  • 1893 - The Kingdom of Hawaii is overthrown by a group of American businessmen, leading to the establishment of the Republic of Hawaii.
  • 1898 - Hawaii is annexed by the United States, becoming a territory.
  • 1905 - The government of the Territory of Hawaii establishes Honolulu County, encompassing the island of Oahu and several smaller islands.
  • 1959 - Hawaii becomes the 50th state of the United States, maintaining Honolulu County as its principal county.