Russian Fort

On HI 50, 200 yds. SW of the bridge over the Waimea River, Waimea, Hawaii. County/parish: Kauai.

NRIS 66000299

1 contributing site.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.

From Wikipedia:

Russian Fort Elizabeth

Russian Fort Elizabeth is a National Historic Landmark and is administered as the Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park just southeast of present-day Waimea on the island of Kauaʻi in Hawaiʻi. It is located at the site of the former Fort Elizabety (Russian: Форт Елизаветы), the last remaining Russian fort on the Hawaiian islands, built in the early 19th century by the Russian-American Company as the result of an alliance with High Chief Kaumualiʻi. The star fort was employed by the Kingdom of Hawaii in the 19th century under the name Fort Hipo (Hawaiian: Paʻulaʻula o Hipo).

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Architects:

  • Scheffer, Dr. Georg Anton

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000299

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