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Russian Fort

Waimea, Hawaii
County of Kauai.
On HI 50, 200 yds. SW of the bridge over the Waimea River
National Register Number: 66000299
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Defense - fortification.
Congressional District: HI- Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: State Monument and Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 29, 1962):
Begun sometime in 1817, this large stone structure is the most impressive reminder of the attempts by the Russian-American Company to gain a position of influence in the Hawaiian Islands. Evidently, Fort Elizabeth was not entirely completed when the Russian and Aleutian settlers were expelled in the fall of 1817 and Hawaiian troops occupied the fort.


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